‘Thank God’ Honda staying with Red Bull says Marko

Dr Helmut Marko is relieved Honda is staying in Formula 1 until the end of 2025. But Marko explains that the original plan was for the all-new Red Bull Powertrains to operate the engines without Honda factory assistance from 2023. “In the original plan, we should have run the engines ourselves from 2023,” Marko explained. “Now, Honda will continue to arrange everything themselves,” the Austrian revealed. Honda’s change of heart could be related to the intense speculation linking Red Bull with a works Porsche deal for 2026. As for what the new Red Bull Powertrains operation will now do between now and 2026, Marko answered: “We are already talking about 300 employees and they are all working on the next engine regulations.

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