Former Honda F1 boss continues to play role at Red Bull Racing

27-01-2022 12:20 | Updated: 27-01-2022 22:16
by GPblog.com
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Former Honda F1 boss continues to play role at Red Bull Racing

The separation of Honda and Red Bull Racing is now in full effect. But the two parties have not completely let go of each other yet. Newest fact is that former Honda F1 boss Masashi Yamamoto continues to play an important role between Red Bull and Japan.

The fact that Honda will stop developing the Formula 1 power sources for Red Bull Racing and others hit like a bomb. Yet the rift between the two brands turns out to be less poignant than thought. In a friendly way, the F1 branch of Honda has been taken over by the energy drink manufacturer. Honda's know-how and staff members have also gone with it. The latest news is that Yamamoto will continue to play an important role in Red Bull's power unit department.

Yamamoto will remain a consultant

Yamamoto has left Honda, but will stay on as a consultant between the two parties, reports Motorsport.com. He must ensure that the relationship between Red Bull and Honda remains strong. For this role as a consultant, Yamamoto set up a new company so that he is effectively between the two parties. The former Honda boss says it was a special request from Red Bull team boss Christian Horner and advisor Dr. Helmut Marko.

Yamamoto cannot go into details, as the collaboration is a detailed contract between multiple companies. However, Yamamoto does say that he will mainly act as a bridge between Red Bull powertrains and Honda, so that the process can go as smoothly as possible. As an example, he says he can help Red Bull better understand Japanese culture and Honda's culture. Yamamoto is like a bridge between Red Bull and Japan.

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