Red Bull and Honda will extend their power unit technical support agreement through the end of 2025.
Following Honda’s 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 Oracle Red Bull Racing and Scuderia AlphaTauri.
“Red Bull’s partnership with Honda has been an incredibly successful one and we are pleased that this will continue until the end of the current era of the FIA’s power unit regulations in 2025,” Red Bull Powertrains CEO and Team Principal Christian Horner said.
The collaboration has resulted in another winning campaign, with Oracle Red Bull Racing currently leading the 2022 Formula 1 World Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships.
As a result of the continued success of the partnership, the initial technical agreement, which provided for support until the end of 2023, has now been until the end of 2025, after which Red Bull Powertrains will power Red Bull into a new era of Formula 1 PU regulations.
While Honda’s official withdrawal from Formula 1 allowed the company to divert PU development resources towards meeting the company’s future carbon-neutral goals, the ongoing agreement with Red Bull does not involve PU development, and Honda Racing Corporation will be able to continue its collaboration with Red Bull from within its current resources.