Big Boost for Red Bull as Honda Agree to Fresh Partnership Amidst Their Impending F1 Exit

Published 10/07/2021, 4:02 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – May 20, 2021 Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner in the FIA Press Conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES


Japanese manufacturer, Honda will part ways with Red Bull and Formula One at the end of the season. The Milton-Keynes will take over and form their own powertrains called Red Bull Powertrains limited.

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However, as the Christian Horner-led team will make their own destiny, Honda will be there to guide them. They will work together for the upcoming season and by 2023, the Japanese manufacture will part ways.

Honda will help Red Bull for the 2022 season

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Even though their partnership will come to a close at the end of the current championship, Honda will still help the Raging Bulls with their project for next year. One of the most important aspects of the deal is that they will help in the young driver’s program.

Team Principal Christian Horner said, as quoted by GPFans, “Red Bull’s collaboration with Honda has been enormously successful and while our relationship in Formula 1 is changing, neither of us wish for that to be the end of the story.”

Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 24, 2021 Red Bull team principal Christian Horner during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES

“We are very pleased that our ambitious and exciting Red Bull Powertrains project will be strongly supported by Honda, technically and operationally, in 2022 and this will help ensure that Red Bull’s transition to the status of chassis and power unit manufacturer is seamless.”

“Equally as exciting is the news that our collaboration with Honda will extend to a variety of motorsport activities, from driver development to other racing disciplines and even across the wider sporting world.This stretch of Honda’s Formula 1 voyage is coming to an end but together we are embarking on a new and fascinating journey, “ he explained.

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Will their partnership end on a high in 2021?

Earlier this season, Honda announced they would part ways from the grid at the end of the 2021 campaign. As fate would have it, they are now amidst an intense battle against arch-rival and title contenders Mercedes.

Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 11, 2021 Red Bull’s Sergio Perez during practice REUTERS/Massimo Pinca

The two titans of the grid have been pushing each other to the limit, and now with a few races left this season, they hope to bring stellar results at every Grand Prix weekend.

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As it stands the Silver Arrows lead the title race, while the Milton-Keynes-based outfit are in second. The Horner-led team hopes to bring in good results, and hope they can gift Honda a championship this season.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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