Red Bull and Honda will continue to work together after the withdrawal of F1 from the Japanese company

Japan’s Yuki Tsunoda finished 17th in the Russian Grand Prix in September driving Red Bull’s Alpha Tauri team.

Red Bull and Honda will continue to work together on several levels after the Japanese company withdraws from Formula 1 this year.

In 2022, Honda will support the construction and operation of its engines for Red Bull, which has purchased the intellectual property rights to continue using the powertrains.

This system will end in 2023.

It is at this point that the employees of the British base of Honda will be transferred to the new engine operation of Red Bull.

And the two companies will cooperate on their young driver programs.

This work saw Japan’s Yuki Tsunoda make his F1 debut for Red Bull’s Alpha Tauri team this year and aims to “further promote the growth of motorsport in Japan, with the ultimate goal of bringing more Japanese drivers into the race. the world’s leading motorsport “.

Honda has decided to retire from F1 at the end of this season so that it can focus on zero-emission vehicles for road use. Its F1 engineering expertise will be transferred to other zero carbon road transport projects.

Koji Watanabe, Honda Brand and Communications Director, said, “In this way, Honda can always contribute to the racing world.

Red Bull Team Director Christian Horner said: “Red Bull’s collaboration with Honda has been a huge success and although our relationship in Formula 1 is evolving, neither of us want this to be the end of it. ‘story.”

Horner said the arrangement “would help ensure that Red Bull’s transition to being a manufacturer of chassis and powertrains goes smoothly.”

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