The team Red Bull de F1 announced that it will not renew its contract with Renault, the rider with whom he achieved all his great successes, and who will instead use power units Honda during 2019 and 2020.
In this way, the Austrian team will close at the end of this season a period of 12 years working with Renault, a successful tandem that led him to win four Drivers 'World Cups (all with German Sebastian Vettel), four Constructors' World Cups and a total of 57 Grand Prix victories to date.
“We are impressed by Honda's commitment to the F.1 by the rapid strides they have taken in recent times with our sister team, Toro Rosso, and by the scope of their ambition, which coincides with ours. We are looking forward to working with Honda for years to come and racing together in pursuit of the greatest prizes. ", confided the head of Red Bull, Christian horner, it's a statement.
In addition, the former driver wanted to thank Renault for what "Incredible moments lived together" During the last years. “Sometimes we have had our differences, but Renault has always worked tirelessly and done everything possible to give us competitiveness. Our focus for the rest of this year remains to achieve the best possible results and we wish Renault Sport the best for the future. ", Anadio.
For his part, the president of Honda Motor, Takahiro hachigohighlighted the "good relationship" with Toro Rosso as a preliminary step to extend this relationship to Red Bull. “We believe that working with Toro Rosso and Red Bull will allow us to get closer to our goal of winning races and championships. Negotiations progressed very quickly thanks to Red Bull's open and respectful attitude towards Honda and this agreement is fair and equitable for all parties ”He stressed.