The Japanese manufacturer Honda is set to part ways with Red Bull and their sister team, AlphaTauri, after the 2021 Formula One season. They are still working with both the teams for 2021, and hoping to bow out of the sport on a high note. and hope to give a proper send-off.
Honda had developed a power unit that was planned to come in 2022, but because of promising signs from its dyno testing Japan they decided to fast track it and bring it in ahead of schedule.
Honda’s technical director, Toyoharu Tanabe, feels well prepared and said, “On the dyno, the numbers we have seen match what we expected, Let’s see how competitive we can be on track in the actual races.”
“It was very tight timing to make this change, but we managed to bring forward the development and preparation programme. At Honda, we felt that we really wanted to use all our technical know-how before leaving the sport.”
The energy drinks company have received answers to their prayers. The engine freeze will see them take over Honda power units after they leave the conclusion of the 2021 season.
The team announced they would create their in-house engine onwards for 2022, which will power them and their sister team AlphaTauri until the new regulations kick in 2025.
The team put on impressive performances with the Honda engines, so how do you think they’ll fare with their own power units?