Honda will provide Aston Martin with Method One engines from 2026 after the Japanese firm confirmed its plans to stay within the sport past 2025.
Honda presently provides world champions Pink Bull with engines, however that deal will come to an finish in 2026 when Pink Bull begins constructing its personal engines in collaboration with Ford.
Honda’s latest success with Pink Bull has marked it out as one of many prime engine producers in F1, nevertheless it was initially reluctant to decide to F1 past 2025 and so Pink Bull determined to construct its personal engines for 2026.
Aston Martin has an engine deal in place with Mercedes till the tip of the present energy unit regulation cycle in 2025, however will now be a part of forces with Honda to grow to be a works staff in 2026.
Honda references F1’s engine laws for 2026, which embody using sustainable fuels and a extra highly effective power restoration system, as its motivation for staying within the sport.
International CEO Toshihiro Mibe mentioned: “One of many key causes for our determination to take up the brand new problem in F1 is that the world’s pinnacle type of racing is striving to grow to be a sustainable racing sequence, which is in keeping with the path Honda is aiming towards carbon neutrality, and it’ll grow to be a platform which is able to facilitate the event of our electrification applied sciences.”
The information means Method One could have six engine producers competing in 2026, with Honda, Pink Bull, Renault, Mercedes, Ferrari and Audi.
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