This season will be the last for Sling on the Formula 1. The Japanese brand started a strong climate campaign that made the leaders make the decision to leave the category. Next to Red bull They have been since 2019, in one of the best stages of the team in the hybrid era. However, at the end of the year they will leave their cars.
This caused the rumors of Red Bull leaving Formula 1 to get bigger and bigger. Helmut Marko Y Chrisitan horner They began to negotiate a few months ago the possibility of the category freezing the power units until the 2025 season. It was thought that this would help Red Bull have no problems acquiring new engines.
After this request from Red Bull was approved, Honda gave all the technological elements and future planning to the Austrian team. This gave the energy drink brand’s engineers the opportunity to work with a base and could save their place in the Formula 1 paddock. This is why Red Bull will have the same power unit, until 2025.
This Friday it was confirmed that the Red Bull team will be able to manufacture its own engines from the 2025 season, at which time the freeze ends. In order not to lose track of its rivals, the Austrian team is already working for that season and will do so together with one of the most important engineers in Formula 1.
Red Bull hired Ben hodgkinson, who was the team’s engine engineer Mercedes. «Hodgkinson will integrate Red Bull Powertrains. Will be in a key role to lead all technical aspects and focus on the development of the first power unit developed by Red Bull, in order to comply with the new regulations currently scheduled for 2025 ″, they assured.
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