Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Honda) and Red Bull Group will strengthen their partnership with the goal to further evolve and popularize motorsports.
Two Red Bull Group teams, Oracle Red Bull Racing and Scuderia AlphaTauri, are currently competing in the 2022 FIA Formula 1 (F1) season with machines in motorsports equipped with power units (PU) Red Bull Powertrains supplies with technical support from the Honda Racing Corporation (HRC). As announced on August 2, 2022, this collaboration will continue until the end of 2025 season. To further enhance the partnership, Honda and Red Bull Group agreed on the following:
- From the F1 Japanese Grand Prix 2022, which will take place this weekend at Suzuka Circuit, through the end of the 2022 season, in addition to the HRC logo, the Honda logo will be newly added to the Oracle Red Bull Racing and Scuderia AlphaTauri race machines.
- Oracle Red Bull Racing driver Sergio Perez will serve as a Honda Racing School Suzuka (HRS) ambassador and participate in the HRS Driver Academy which will be held in November 2022 in Japan
- Oracle Red Bull Racing drivers, Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez, and Scuderia AlphaTauri drivers, Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda, will participate in the Honda Racing THANKS DAY 2022 to be held on November 27, 2022 in Japan.
Dr. Helmut Marko, Motorsports Advisor, Oracle Red Bull Racing said “Oracle Red Bull Racing and Honda Racing Corporation have achieved great success in Formula One together. With these new agreements, we are proud to continue going from strength to strength with the technical support from HRC until the next generation of engines are introduced in 2026. We are confident this relationship with HRC will set us up for more success in the future and thank them for their ongoing support.”
Christian Horner, Team Principal, Oracle Red Bull Racing said “Honda has invested significantly in hybrid technology over the course of our partnership. This has ensured the supply of competitive power units to both teams, for which we are very grateful. Our combined goal is to continue to deliver dominant engines and achieve the most success possible in the following three years. To mark this, we look forward to welcoming the Honda logo back on to the car from Suzuka onwards.”
Franz Tost, Team Principal of Scuderia AlphaTauri said “Over the years we have developed an amazing working relationship with Honda and it’s great to be continuing to strengthen this with a variety of activities, including displaying the iconic logo on the car once again, starting from the Japanese Grand Prix. We are very thankful for the hard work from Honda during our time together, allowing us to achieve several podiums as well as Pierre’s race win in Monza, and we hope that this success will continue into the future.”
Koji Watanabe, Head of the Corporate Communications Supervisory Unit,Honda Motor Co., Ltd. and President of Honda Racing Corporation said “The HRC logo on the nose and Honda logo on the side of the race machines of both teams represent the strong ties between Honda and Red Bull Group. Through the technical support provided by HRC, Honda will fully support the challenges those machines take on to become the ‘fastest in the world’. We are very pleased that these machines will be unveiled at the F1 Japanese Grand Prix, where Honda serves as the title sponsor. Please root for the two Red Bull Group teams which compete with power units loaded with Honda technologies.”