F1: Honda and Red Bull extend engine development deal

Red Bull is in discussions with Porsche for technical cooperation after 2026.

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03 Aug 2022, 14:23 PM

Red Bull will continue to use Honda's engines until 2026.  (AFP)
Red Bull will continue to use Honda’s engine until 2026. (AFP)

Austrian Formula One team Red Bull said on Tuesday it was extending its agreement with Honda for engine development until 2025. It comes after Honda officially left F1 at the end of last season. However, the two companies signed an agreement where Honda has agreed to continue providing technical support for engine development to Red Bull and its partner team Alfa Tauri, a report claims AFP.

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The powertrains are currently primarily manufactured and developed by Red Bull, which is currently leading the Constructors’ Championship, while their world champion driver Max Verstappen heads the drivers’ chart.

Red Bull principal Christian Horner said in a statement that the F1 team’s partnership with Honda has been incredibly successful. “We are delighted that this will continue until the end of the current era of the FIA’s power unit regulations in 2025,” he adds.

Meanwhile, the FIA ​​will soon decide on new engine rules for Formula One that will go into effect in 2026. As the report shows, Red Bull is currently in discussions with Porsche for a technical collaboration. The two companies are reportedly in discussions over a deal that could see the German luxury carmaker take a stake in the Austrian F1 team and become a technical partner from 2026, under the umbrella of Volkswagen AG.

First published date: 03 Aug 2022, 14:23 PM IST

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