Helmut Marko admits that Honda’s extension of their partnership with Red Bull until the end of 2025 has saved the team from potentially facing some problems.
Honda officially exited Formula 1 at the end of 2021, but agreed to continue to provide technical assistance to the Red Bull Powertrains department with the current engines being raced by Red Bull and AlphaTauri.
This had provided for support until the end of 2023, but it was announced earlier in August that the agreement has now been extended until the end of 2025.
Following this, Red Bull Powertrains will manufacture their own power units in line with new engine regulations set to be introduced in 2026.
Marko relieved by extended Honda and Red Bull agreement
Without the extended agreement, Red Bull would have had to manufacture their own engines from 2023, and Marko acknowledges that this could have caused some issues.
“Thank God there has been a change of policy with Honda,” Marko told…