Honda to return to F1 as Aston Martin works provider in 2026 – EAST AUTO NEWS

Honda to return to F1 as Aston Martin works provider in 2026

Honda will make a full-time return to Components 1 in 2026 in partnership with Aston Martin because the works energy unit provider to the workforce.

The Japanese producer has confirmed its full participation beneath the brand new energy unit laws, having beforehand signed as much as the laws however with no workforce to produce. Honda was Purple Bull’s energy unit provider till the top of 2021 when it pulled out of F1, however allowed Purple Bull Powertrains to take over a few of its IP and continues to offer technical help by the Honda Racing Company (HRC) set-up to each Purple Bull and AlphaTauri.

When that deal ends after the 2025 season, HRC will oversee the total return as Aston Martin’s accomplice, changing Mercedes at Lawrence Stroll’s workforce.

“I wish to welcome Honda and HRC to the Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Components One Workforce,” Stroll stated. “We share a mutual drive, dedication, and relentless ambition to succeed on observe. Honda is a world titan and its success in motorsport is longstanding and extremely spectacular. I wish to thank Mr. Mibe and Mr. Watanabe, and the entire workforce at HRC as we embark on this thrilling future collectively from 2026.”

Stroll was current alongside Aston Martin Efficiency Applied sciences group CEO Martin Whitmarsh on the announcement in Tokyo, and Whitmarsh stated the deal is without doubt one of the lacking items after years as a buyer workforce.

“I’ve been lucky in my profession to work with Honda over time and I’m thrilled to have the chance to accomplice with HRC and the Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Components One Workforce from 2026,” Whitmarsh stated. “The brand new 2026 F1 energy unit laws are an enormous and vital change, however one which we’re assured we are able to navigate efficiently collectively. Collectively with our strategic accomplice Aramco, we are able to stay up for open collaboration in the direction of a typical purpose.

“Our future works partnership with Honda is without doubt one of the final components of the jigsaw puzzle slotting into place for Aston Martin’s formidable plans in Components 1. Lastly, I wish to pay tribute to our present energy unit provider who we’ll proceed to accomplice with for the subsequent few seasons.”

2026 will carry a big improve within the electrical energy output in addition to the transfer to a 100% sustainable gasoline, and Honda CEO Toshihiro Mibe says they’re adjustments that helped verify the choice to return.

“One of many key causes for our resolution to take up the brand new problem in F1 is that the world’s pinnacle type of racing is striving to develop into a sustainable racing sequence, which is consistent with the course Honda is aiming towards carbon neutrality, and it’ll develop into a platform which is able to facilitate the event of our electrification applied sciences,” Mibe stated.

“Honda is an organization that has a historical past of rising by taking up challenges and successful world-class races. With the brand new 2026 laws, the important thing for successful will probably be a compact, light-weight, and high-power electrical motor with a high-performance battery able to dealing with excessive and swift energy output, in addition to the vitality administration expertise. We consider that the applied sciences and know-how gained from this new problem can doubtlessly be utilized on to our future mass manufacturing electrical automobiles, reminiscent of an electrical flagship sports activities mannequin, and electrification applied sciences in varied areas, together with eVTOL which is at present beneath analysis and growth.

“Honda and our new accomplice, the Aston Martin F1 Workforce, share the identical honest angle and dedication to win, so beginning with the 2026 season, we’ll work collectively and try for the championship title as Aston Martin Aramco Honda.”

Honda to return to F1 as Aston Martin works provider in 2026 – EAST AUTO NEWS


To Top