The International Automobile Federation (FIA) confirmed the names of the six engine suppliers for the 2026-30 Formula One cycle and that it aims for more sustainable fuel and more electric power.
The FIA said automakers Alpine, Audi, Ferrari, Honda, Mercedes and Red Bull, in conjunction with Ford, have successfully completed the registration process for their next generation of engines.
The German automaker Audi is the new entrant and the American manufacturer Ford will return to the series.
“The power unit is at the forefront of technological innovation and will make the future of Formula One more sustainable while maintaining spectacular racing,” FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem said, unveiling the list of registered manufacturers. .
The engines will maintain a similar power level to their current designs, with a V6 internal combustion engine, but will also focus on environmental sustainability with electric power reaching close to 50 percent and using 100 percent sustainable fuel, the FIA said. .
Ford is working on the development of the Red Bull power unit, as well as AlphaTauri from 2026 and at least until 2030.
The American automaker dominated F1 in the late 1960s and 1970s as the engine maker of Cosworth and Ford is F1's third most successful engine supplier with 10 constructors' and 13 drivers' championships.
Ford, which owned the Jaguar F1 team, left motorsport's top flight in 2004 when they sold the team that became Red Bull Racing.
Audi is the second most successful supplier to the LeMans 24 Hours with 13 wins and began work on an electric car for the series in 2012.