Honda to supply Red Bull with power units

Honda to supply Red Bull with power units

Honda and Red Bull Group have signed an agreement to supply it with power units for two years

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Honda and Red Bull Group have signed an agreement whereby Honda will enter into a partnership with Red Bull Racing to supply it with power units for two years from the start of the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship. This will be in addition to its current agreement with Red Bull Scuderia Toro Rosso. The two Red Bull-owned teams will run identical specification Honda Power Units.

Takahiro Hachigo – President and Representative Director of Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

“Having established a good relationship with Scuderia Toro Rosso, we have decided to extend our Formula One involvement to the other team in the Red Bull family, Aston Martin Red Bull Racing, as from the 2019 season. Having two teams means we can access twice as much data as previously. We believe working with both Toro Rosso and Red Bull Racing will allow us to get closer to our goal. It’s winning races and Championships, building two strong partnerships. Discussions proceeded very quickly, thanks to Red Bull’s open and respectful attitude towards Honda, leading to a deal that is fair and equitable for all parties.”

Christian Horner – Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Team Principal

“This multi-year agreement with Honda signals the start of an exciting new phase in Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s efforts to compete not just for grand prix wins but for what is always our goal – championship titles. We have always taken decisions such as this dispassionately and with only one criteria in mind – do we believe the outcome will allow us to compete at a higher level.

After careful consideration and evaluation we are certain this partnership with Honda is the right direction for the team. We have been impressed by Honda’s commitment to F1. And by the rapid steps they have made in recent times with our sister team Scuderia Toro Rosso, and by the scope of their ambition, which matches our own. We look forward to working with Honda in the coming years. And to racing together in pursuit of F1’s biggest prizes.”

Dr. Helmut Marko – Red Bull Motorsport AdvisorLtd

“This partnership signals a new era for Red Bull Group in Formula One. Both the Toro Rosso and Red Bull Racing teams are benefitting from common supply co-ordinated through Red Bull Technology. With this integrated approach between the companies we very much look forward to working with them.”

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