Red Bull F1 have now confirmed the takeover of Honda F1’s Engines project from 2022 season. The final confirmation in the sequential chain of recent events has now finally arrived. Following the approval of the engine’s freeze development proposal at a recent Formula 1 commission meeting, this step has been finally been taken by both concerned parties.
Both the energy drinks company’s teams, Red Bull Racing and AlphaTauri, will be secured with power units until the end of the 2024 season. Taking to Twitter, the Austrian-licensed outfit posted a brief video of the structural look of Honda’s power unit. The post has now gained much traction, and the team’s fans also seem happy with the eventual decision.
Red Bull F1 to acquire Honda Engines from 2022 Onwards
Team advisor Dr. Helmut Marko stated, “We are grateful for Honda’s collaboration in this regard and for helping to ensure that both Red Bull Racing and Scuderia AlphaTauri continue to have competitive power units.”
“The establishment of Red Bull Powertrains Limited is a bold move by Red Bull but it is one we have made after careful and detailed consideration.”
Team boss Christian Horner also said, “We were understandably disappointed when Honda made the decision to leave the sport as an engine manufacturer, as our relationship yielded immediate success, but we are grateful for their support in facilitating this new agreement.”
Honda will still continue to provide power units to both teams as a formal supplier for the 2021 season. But coordinating with the infrastructure setup in Sakura, the outfit will look to house a registered powertrains company at their own factory site in Milton Keynes from 2022 onwards.