Red Bull and Honda extend technical support agreement in Formula 1 until 2025 | Tweet
The Red Bull teamcurrent leader in the constructors’ championship of the Formula 1announced Tuesday that they have extended their technical support agreement with Sling until the end of the 2025 season after the departure of the Japanese manufacturer from the highest category.
—Oracle Red Bull Racing (@redbullracing) August 2, 2022
Sling retired from F1 at the end of 2021 after carrying Max Verstappen to his first world championship, helping win the drivers’ title for the first time since he did it with the late three-time Brazilian champion Ayrton senna Y McLaren in 1991.
Initially, this partnership was meant to last until end of 2023with Red Bull set to take over, but will now be extended to end of 2025when the sport is introduced new generation of power units.
The Austrian team created its own engine company in order to use Honda’s intellectual property and implement it into the power units of its main F1 team, Red Bull Racing and his sister team AlphaTauri.
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— Honda Racing Global (@HondaRacingGLB) August 2, 2022
Red Bull currently leads the championships for both driverswith Max Verstappen, and builders by a comfortable margin, which puts the Dutch driver on course for his second consecutive world title.
Helmut Markoadvisor to the Red Bull team, commented on the relationship they have had and will maintain with Honda:
We thank Honda for their positive response to working together. We are excited to continue our partnership in F1 […] We have had a successful relationship so far, winning the drivers’ championship in 2021 and currently leading the drivers’ and teams’ standings, with the aim of securing both titles in 2022.
Slingwho finished his term as a builder in 2008announced last year its exit from the manufacture of racing engines with the aim of focus on zero emission technology.
(With information from Reuters)