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Red Bull and Honda strengthen their F1 partnership

Red Bull and sister team Alpha Tauri announced on Wednesday that they will sport Honda logos at the Japanese Grand Prix this weekend as part of an “enhanced relationship”.

“Our combined goal is to continue to deliver dominant engines and achieve as much success as possible over the next three years,” Red Bull team principal Christian Horner told the website. crew.

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen could claim a second consecutive world title at Suzuka.

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The agreement with Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) also includes second Red Bull driver Sergio Perez, who becomes an ambassador for the Honda Racing School.

The two Red Bull drivers as well as Alpha Tauri’s Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda will also take part in an “HRC thanks day” on November 27.

Honda officially left F1 at the end of last season but signed an agreement to continue providing technical assistance in engine development to Red Bull and Alpha Tauri until the end of the 2025 season.

While powertrains are now primarily manufactured and developed by Red Bull, Verstappen won his first world title in 2021 using Honda engines.

According to motorsport media, Honda is considering extending its agreement with the team beyond 2025.

F1 has required hybrid engines since 2014. From 2026, new rules will state that engines use more electrical power and all fuel must be 100% sustainable.