F1 chief notes transfer to sustainable gasoline was key to Honda return – EAST AUTO NEWS

F1 chief notes transfer to sustainable gasoline was key to Honda return

Components 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali says Honda and Aston Martin will type an “thrilling partnership” that’s testomony to the course the game is taking with energy models.

Honda has confirmed it would return to F1 as a full works provider to Aston Martin from 2026 onwards, having stepped again on the finish of 2021 to be at present offering technical help to Pink Bull Powertrains. A part of Honda’s reasoning is the transfer to a 100% sustainable gasoline and elevated electrical output as a part of the brand new rules, one thing Domenicali says is proving well-liked with producers.

“It’s nice information for Components 1 that Honda will associate with Aston Martin to provide energy models from 2026,” Domenicali stated. “That is additional proof that our world platform and progress gives manufacturers with enormous potential, and it additionally reveals that our plans to maneuver to sustainable fuels in 2026 is the proper strategy to supply the automotive world various options to decarbonize the planet.

“We will all see the unimaginable dedication Aston Martin has made to our sport and we are able to’t wait to see the thrilling partnership in motion, and I wish to congratulate each events on this thrilling information.”

Honda joins Mercedes, Ferrari, Pink Bull Ford Powertrains, Alpine and Audi as energy unit producers with confirmed partnerships for 2026 with Honda Racing Company (HRC) president Koji Watanabe saying it discovered a staff in Aston Martin that shares its need to win titles.

“The Aston Martin Components 1 staff and Honda share the identical spirit, and collectively, we’ll tackle this new problem,” Watanabe stated. “On this venture, HRC will design, develop and manufacture the facility unit optimized for Aston Martin’s F1 chassis configuration, and provide it to them. And Aston Martin F1 staff will design, develop and manufacture the chassis, in addition to dealing with the staff administration.

“Aston Martin F1 is a staff with a whole lot of momentum, together with a building of a brand new manufacturing unit, and they’re at present engaged on varied measures to strengthen the staff to attempt for profitable the F1 championship title. As they’ve given the excessive marks to our F1 energy unit expertise, and we are able to relate to the perspective, and likewise a powerful ardour to win, we determined to work collectively and attempt for the championship title as Aston Martin Honda.”

F1 chief notes transfer to sustainable gasoline was key to Honda return – EAST AUTO NEWS


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