Honda confirmed that it will not return to Formula 1 in 2026

The brand made clear its position on the technical change that is coming in terms of motorization.

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While waiting to define their champion of the 2021 season, the F1 he also looks askance at the future. With everything on track for the new cars that will be released in 2022, it has begun to outline the near future in terms of power units refers.

The current providers of the category participate in the talks, Red Bull, Ferrari, Mercedes y Renault, plus Porsche y Audi who have shown their interest in joining the specialty if conditions are favorable.

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Basically you want to have a modern power unit, but at the same time cheaper than today and also as environmentally friendly as possible. As a result of these objectives, some think that Honda, which will leave the category at the end of this year, could come back with the new regulations which will premiere in 2026.

However, from the Japanese brand they lowered their thumb to that idea, beyond the fact that they will continue to be linked to the F.1 throughout the entire 2022 to help Red Bull start its own motor company, Red Bull Powertrain.

"There is no concrete possibility of cooperation for next generation power units", said Koji watanabe, director of brand operations and communication of the Japanese company.

"All of our engineers will participate in the launch of Red Bull Powertrains, but it is a support so that they can start their engine department without problems", the engineer explained.

He also confirmed that he did not receive any offer to be part of the work team that is in charge of the new engine project. “I can't do it even if they ask me to. I have no intention of doing so now and I have not received any requests ”, he assured.

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