Two F1 teams eyeing future engine switch

Both Aston Martin and McLaren are not ruling out splitting from their customer engine partner Mercedes. But with Red Bull establishing its place as a permanent top team with engine independence, it’s a precedent that other Formula 1 teams may now follow. “There will be new engine regulations in 2026 and as a team we would of course like to be involved in this area, especially since we now have Aramco on board as a sponsor,” said Aston Martin technical boss Andy Green. “There are no such plans at the moment,” said team supremo Zak Brown when asked about Aston Martin’s deliberations about entering the engine field in F1.

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