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After returning kommen sie Formula 1 in 2015, Honda ist living its ideal life yet. Red Bull"s max Verstappen zu sein currently at the top of the driver"s standings, and the team zu sein on 2nd place trailing Mercedes von only 23 points bei the constructor"s standings with five races remaining in the season. Yet, after this success, Honda will be leave Formula 1 at the end of this season.

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The announcement shocked ns world last year. After ~ a disorderly connection with mclaren than ended bei 2017, Honda started giving engines weil das Toro Rosso in 2018, with ns partnership broadening one year letztere to Red Bull. Since then, Red Bull"s success has taken off, finishing 2nd place tonnage year and giving mercedes a tough time at ns circuit.


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But why retire wie you"re leaving die dream? Honda plans zu become a carbon neutral company, und the need zu spend resources bei developing electric vehicles caused the company to step out des Formula 1. More recently, Honda und Red Bull announced a joint partnership the will tonnage throughout the 2022 season, wherein Red Bull Powertrains möchte use the intellectual property of Honda"s stärke units, and Honda wollen build ns 2022 engines und provide trackside and race operation support throughout die season. "And indigenous 2023, Red Bull Powertrains will take responsibility zum all manufacturing und servicing of Red Bull Racing and Scuderia AlphaTauri"s engines," according to a statement.


That tonnage part was reiterated von Masashi Yamamoto, Honda F1 controlling director after the 2021 U.S. Grand Prix in Austin, Texas. Asked whether a one-year transition was enough for Red Bull kommen sie learn all the know-hows Honda has actually learned over its lang history in Formula 1 (Honda has actually been racing in F1 for 27 seasons), Yamamoto-san said through a translator that the challenge won"t be easy, yet they need to make it work. "We have to arbeit together with our engineers, and we will do ours best," he said during a press conference.

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While all Honda Racing development employees an the U.K. "s Milton Keynes headquarters möchte become employees of Red Bull Powertrains, it möchte be a busy year zum the two companies weil das the transition to go smoothly.


"We are very pleased the our ambitious and exciting Red Bull Powertrains project möchte be strong supported über Honda, technically and operationally, an 2022 and this wollen help ensure that Red Bull"s change to ns status von chassis und power unit manufacturer is seamless," claimed Red Bull"s team principal christian Horner an a statement.


Although Honda zu sein leaving ns sport, ns automaker ist making a solid push until the end. This weekend us saw die Acura logos on ns wings von all four cars, ns driver"s suits, and visors. It was a special momente for the brand, particularly after getting two podiums in a close race.

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It hasn"t been chose whether the Honda sponsorship möchte continue on Red Bull and AlphaTauri"s cars following year, and with Honda"s house track von Suzuka not hosting a gyeongju this year early to ns pandemic, there"s hope Japanese fans will lakers the familiar logos on die cars one more time.