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AMF1 signs new deal with Honda from 2026

24 May 2023

Honda has signed a deal with Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant (AMF1) Team to supply its power units from the 2026 F1 season as its strives for ‘the Championship title as Aston Martin Aramco Honda.’

Currently, Honda supplies its power units to Red Bull Racing and AlphaTauri but the partnerships will end in 2025, when Red Bull will tie-up with Ford for its own Powertrains.

Mercedes currently supplies Aston Martin’s power unit. However, the new Honda power unit will be compliant with the new F1 power unit regulations that will come into force from 2026.

The new regulations will see a significant increase in the deployment of electrical power and the use of 100 per cent sustainable fuel supplied by AMF1 Team strategic partner Aramco.

Honda’s Global CEO Toshihiro Mibe said the new Power units will be ‘compact, lightweight, and high-power electric motor with a high-performance battery capable of handling high and swift power output, as well as the energy management technology.’

He continued: “So starting with the 2026 season, we will work together and strive for the Championship title as Aston Martin Aramco Honda. One of the key reasons for our decision to take up the new challenge in F1 is that the world’s pinnacle form of racing is striving to become a sustainable racing series, which is in line with the direction Honda is aiming toward carbon neutrality, and it will become a platform which will facilitate the development of our electrification technologies.”

Martin Whitmarsh, Group CEO, Aston Martin Performance Technologies, said:”The new 2026 F1 power unit regulations are a huge and important change but one which we are confident we can navigate successfully together. Jointly with our strategic partner Aramco, we can look forward to open collaboration towards a common goal. Our future works partnership with Honda is one of the last parts of the jigsaw puzzle slotting into place for Aston Martin’s ambitious plans in Formula One.”

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