Excessive-flying Aston Martin can be powered by Honda engines from 2026 in what the Formulation One staff says is “the final piece of the jigsaw”.
This represents a return to F1 for Honda, who left in 2021 however retain hyperlinks with Purple Bull and AlphaTauri.
The tie up, introduced on Wednesday, comes within the run-up to this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix with Aston Martin a shock second to world champions Purple Bull within the constructors’ standings.
That lofty place is in no small half right down to Fernando Alonso, the two-time former champion who has made the rostrum in 4 of this season’s 5 races as he revels in his change from Alpine.
Hailing the Honda link-up, Martin Whitmarsh, Group CEO of Aston Martin Efficiency Applied sciences, stated: “Our future works partnership with Honda is among the final elements of the jigsaw puzzle slotting into place for Aston Martin’s bold plans in Formulation One.”
Aston will proceed to be powered by Mercedes energy models till 2026 when there’s a sizeable shift in F1’s technical panorama.
“One of many key causes for our resolution to take up the brand new problem in F1 is that the world’s pinnacle type of racing is striving to change into a sustainable racing sequence, which is consistent with the route Honda is aiming towards carbon neutrality,” stated Honda CEO Toshihiro Mibe.
“Honda and our new companion, the Aston Martin F1 Staff, share the identical honest perspective and dedication to win, so beginning with the 2026 season, we’ll work collectively and attempt for the Championship title.”
From 2026 Purple Bull and AlphaTauri are linking up with Ford when the present hybrid energy models will rely extra on electrical power utilizing 100% sustainable gas.
Audi are additionally becoming a member of the F1 grid from 2026 in a deal to energy the Sauber staff, at the moment racing as Alfa Romeo. The opposite constructors are Ferrari, Mercedes and Renault (Alpine).
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