Red Bull and Honda are to extend a technical support program for the former’s F1 operation from 2023 to the end of 2025, with Honda Racing Corporation (HRC), the Honda subsidiary responsible for its racing activities, continuing its successful collaboration with Red Bull Powertrains (RBPT).
Following Honda’s official withdrawal from Formula 1 at the end of 2021 and in support of the creation of Red Bull Powertrains, Honda agreed to provide technical assistance with the current F1 power units being raced by Red Bull Racing and Scuderia AlphaTauri. The initial technical agreement, which provided for support until the end of 2023, has now been extended until the end of 2025, after which RBPT will power Red Bull’s move into a new era of Formula 1 PU regulations.
Koji Watanabe, head of corporate communications supervisory unit, Honda and president of Honda Racing Corporation, commented. “We have agreed to continue supporting Red Bull Powertrains in Formula 1 through HRC, following Red Bull’s request to extend our current agreement, which HRC can meet within its existing resources. Once again, we aim to use our involvement in the pinnacle of motorsport for the development of technologies and of our workforce.”