BREAKING: Red Bull F1 Acquire Honda Power Units From 2022 Onwards

Published 02/15/2021, 4:50 AM EST
NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (33) Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB16 during the Red Bull Racing RB16 launch at Silverstone Circuit in Northampton, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)


The final green light in the sequential chain of recent events has now arrived. Red Bull have now confirmed the takeover of Honda’s F1 engines project from 2022 onwards.

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Following the approval of the engines’ freeze development proposal at a recent Formula 1 commission meeting, this step has now been formally taken. 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.

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Establishment of Red Bull Powertrains Limited is a bold move, said Dr. Marko

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.”

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.

Things are looking brighter than ever for the 2020 runners-up heading into the future

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.”

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NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 12: Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (33) Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB16 during the Red Bull Racing RB16 launch at Silverstone Circuit on February 12, 2020 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

With a new driver pairing and engines’ situation sorted for the foreseeable future, they can finally breathe a sigh of relief. Undoubtedly, the team have looked to make all the right moves and will hope it pays dividends this season and continually until 2024, at the very least.

Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez hence have a huge responsibility of meeting objectives, with an expectant fanbase looking on. As we head into a new era of racing, the team have come out guns a-blazing to make the best decisions possible.

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Bhargav Gopal

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Hailing from Bengaluru, Bhargav is an F1 and NASCAR author for EssentiallySports. He is a huge fan of Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing. Bhargav also has an MBA in Sports Management from the Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences, Pune.

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