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Honda rules out making an engine for Red Bull in 2026 Formula 1

Written in SPORTS CENTER the 10/14/2021 · 09:42 hs Honda and Red Bull had an engine development agreement for this one Formula 1 World Champi


Written in SPORTS CENTER the 10/14/2021 · 09:42 hs

Honda and Red Bull had an engine development agreement for this one World Championship 2021 and recently announced a new agreement with a view to 2022, but now the intellectual property of the power units will belong to the Austrian team, but cThey will be supported by the Japanese firm.

Due to this situation the team of Checo Pérez will take full responsibility for the engines of its single-seater so that they continue to develop their powertrains at the same time, but these will continue to be manufactured in Japan at the Honda plant.

Likewise, the Japanese firm will maintain a relationship with Long-term Red Bull where they propose that there is a new driver development program and some other activities that promote the competitive evolution of this team that ranks second in the constructors category in F1.

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Honda will only support the creation of an engine department for Red Bull

Honda’s director of branding and communication operations, Koji Watanabe, held an interview with Japanese media, where he explained that there is no way for the firm to continue developing engines with the new F1 rules for 2026, where they will demand that fuels be friendly to the planet.

“There is no concrete possibility of cooperation for next generation power units… All our engineers who will participate in the launch of Red Bull Powertrains, it’s just a bridge in 2022, or a support, so that they can start their motor department without problems ”, he acknowledged.

Finally, Watanabe explained that there has been no negotiation to continue with the development of engines new generation for the Austrian team and stressed that even if they ask him, he has no intention of doing so.

“I can’t do it (work on a 2026 project) even if they ask me to. I have no intention of doing so now, and I have not received any requests”, He concluded.

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