Red bull It is going through key weeks. The Austrian team is waiting for the Formula 1 and the International Automobile Federation (FIA) authorize the new regulations for the coming years. In addition to the new racing format, FIA expected to allow engine freeze, something that would help the energy drink brand already Sling, which supplies the power units.
However, not everything is rosy. A few months ago the Japanese brand confirmed that after 2021 they will no longer continue in Formula 1. According to Honda, the reason is because the company aims to avoid pollution and have zero carbon emissions by 2050, something for which They are already working and it demands a lot of money.
While Red Bull awaits the OK from the FIA, this Monday it became known that both parties reached an agreement so that Honda engines continue to be in Austrian cars. Through a statement, the Japanese confirmed that after 2021 they will rent all their personnel and technology to them so that the engines continue to progress and have greater competitiveness.
“We are fully committed to our goal of zero emissions by 2050. That is why we have transferred our resources from Formula 1 to this new challenge. Regardless, as a company that has been in the category for decades, we felt it was the right thing to do to help our current teams. We allow Red Bull and AlphaTauri to use our power unit and its technology so that they can run competitively, “they say from Honda.
Upon retiring from Formula 1, Honda will no longer be able to have its name imposed on the side and front of cars. That is why the engine carried by the cars of Christian horner It must have another name, and that is already clear to him. “It will be a Red Bull engine. So since Mercedes is a Mercedes, it will be a part built into the car. It will be a Red Bull engine, ”Horner told ‘Motorsport.com’.
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