Honda leave Formula 1: 'want to focus more on this'

02-10-2020 09:22
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Honda leave Formula 1: 'want to focus more on this'

Red Bull Racing need to look for a new engine supplier for the 2022 season. Honda are pulling the plug from the Formula 1 project after 2021 and thus also ending the collaboration with Red Bull and AlphaTauri.

The growth that Honda have achieved together with Red Bull Racing and Scuderia AlphaTauri in a strong partnership with both teams has enabled Honda to achieve their goal of three wins in 2019 and two wins so far in the 2020 season. Honda's statement begins on its own website.

Honda quit

"Honda needs to funnel its corporate resources in research and development into the areas of future power unit and energy technologies, including fuel cell vehicle (FCV) and battery EV (BEV) technologies, which will be the core of carbon-free technologies. As a part of this move, in April of this year, Honda created a new centre called Innovative Research Excellence, Power Unit & Energy," the statement said. 

"Honda will allocate its energy management and fuel technologies as well as knowledge amassed through F1 activities to this area of power unit and energy technologies and take initiatives while focusing on the future realization of carbon neutrality. Toward this end, Honda made the decision to conclude its participation in F1."

Honda says it will give everything in the current season and also for 2021. "In F1, in order to fulfil the expectations of its fans, Honda will work together with Red Bull Racing and Scuderia AlphaTauri to continue competing with its utmost effort and strive for more victories all the way to the end of the 2021 season."

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