• Red Bull Racing switching to Honda power for 2019 Formula 1 season

      Aston Martin Red Bull Racing is ditching their Renault engines for Honda units in 2019. Red Bull Racing utilized Renault motors since 2007 and it led to great success with eight world championships but things are different in the turbo era.

      Toro Rosso is already running Honda motors:

      Quote Originally Posted by Red Bull
      We have always taken decisions such as this dispassionately and with only one criteria in mind – do we believe the outcome will allow us to compete at a higher level. After careful consideration and evaluation we are certain this partnership with Honda is the right direction for the Team.

      We have been impressed by Honda’s commitment to F1, by the rapid steps they have made in recent times with our sister team Scuderia Toro Rosso, and by the scope of their ambition, which matches our own. We look forward to working with Honda in the coming years and to racing together in pursuit of F1’s biggest prizes.

      Honda’s alignment with both Red Bull Formula 1 teams provides enormous potential. Honda will have access to a wealth of data from both outfits, with Aston Martin Red Bull Racing leading the way, and the opportunities for faster, more effective and more competitive development are doubled.
      It's an interesting move as McLaren dumped Honda power believing it to be a liability. We will see how it pans out.

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