Honda will formally RETURN to F1 as Aston Martin’s engine companion from 2026 – with their president Toshihiro Mibe urging that the game’s attempt for carbon neutrality is the ‘key cause’ behind their full-scale comeback
- Honda have partnered with Aston Martin group from the beginning of the 2026 season
- They’ve continued to produce Purple Bull’s energy models since leaving F1 in 2021
- The producer urged that sustainability was a key issue behind their return
Honda will endure a full scale return to Method One in 2026 because the engine companion of Aston Martin.
The Japanese automobile big formally left the game on the finish of the 2021 season after seven years however has since continued to produce the 2 Purple Bull groups with energy models.
After F1 unveiled its new engine rules for 2026, which focuses on energy models working on absolutely sustainable fuels, Honda have been eager to return to the grid in a proper capability.
Honda’s relationship with Purple Bull Racing, which has led to each of Max Verstappen‘s world championships over the previous two seasons, is ready to finish in 2025.
Purple Bull are planning to launch their very own in-house energy unit division in partnership with American producer Ford.
Honda will formally return to Method One in 2026 as the brand new engine companion of Aston Martin
Mercedes will proceed to produce Aston Martin (above) with their engines till the tip of 2025
Purple Bull Racing are set to launch their very own in-house energy unit division, though their relationship with Honda has introduced success for two-time world champion Max Verstappen
Mercedes will proceed to produce Aston Martin with their engine, gearbox and rear suspension till the shut of the 2025 marketing campaign.
Honda revealed on Wednesday that Method One’s attempt for sustainability and carbon neutrality was a ‘key cause’ for his or her return.
‘One of many key causes for our determination to take up the brand new problem in F1 is that the world’s pinnacle type of racing is striving to grow to be a sustainable racing sequence, which is in step with the course Honda is aiming towards carbon neutrality, and it’ll grow to be a platform which is able to facilitate the event of our electrification applied sciences,’ Honda president Toshihiro Mibe urged.
‘Honda is an organization that has a historical past of rising by taking up challenges and successful world-class races.
‘With the brand new 2026 rules, the important thing for successful will likely be a compact, light-weight, and high-power electrical motor with a high-performance battery able to dealing with excessive and swift energy output, in addition to the power administration expertise.
‘We consider that the applied sciences and know-how gained from this new problem can probably be utilized on to our future mass manufacturing electrical automobiles, resembling an electrical flagship sports activities mannequin, and electrification applied sciences in numerous areas, together with eVTOL which is presently underneath analysis and improvement.
Honda president Toshihiro Mibe urged that sustainability was a key issue behind their return
Aston Martin chief Lawrence Stroll is striving to compete with reigning champions Purple Bull
‘Honda and our new companion, the Aston Martin F1 Staff, share the identical honest perspective and willpower to win, so beginning with the 2026 season, we are going to work collectively and attempt for the Championship title as Aston Martin Aramco Honda.
‘Honda has the utmost respect for the FIA, which made a daring determination to introduce these new and difficult rules to make sure the sustainability of each racing actions and the worldwide atmosphere, and for the Method 1 Group, which has been enhancing the model worth of F1 and making certain F1’s evolvement as probably the most prestigious vehicle racing on this planet.’
Aston Martin chairman Lawrence Stroll added: ‘I want to welcome Honda and HRC to the Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Method One group. We share a mutual drive, willpower, and relentless ambition to succeed on observe.
‘Honda is a worldwide titan and its success in motorsport is longstanding and extremely spectacular. I want to thank Mr. Mibe and Mr. Watanabe, and the entire group at HRC as we embark on this thrilling future collectively from 2026.’