Honda's decision not to renew its Red Bull deal, which expired in 2021, was driven by its focus on developing alternative energy forms and achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. The upcoming 2026 engine regulations will eliminate the complex MGU-H system and prioritize energy harvested during braking by the MGU-K, attracting interest from various manufacturers. Honda partnered with Aston Martin, aiming to apply the new engine formula's electrification and carbon neutrality focus to their future EV production. They also plan to double global EV and hydrogen sales by 2024 and produce over two million EVs annually by 2030.
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Honda hopes to have Yuki Tsunoda, a current AlphaTauri F1 driver, considered for a seat at Aston Martin-Honda when their new F1 engine partnership starts in 2026. Honda has been funding AlphaTauri seats as part of their deal with Red Bull, including Tsunoda's F1 debut in 2021. Honda is interested in reuniting with Fernando Alonso and also mentions other Japanese drivers as potential candidates for Aston Martin. It's too early to discuss Tsunoda as a driver for 2026, but Honda hopes he will be a candidate. Tsunoda has shown promise despite early challenges in F1, and his lead driver position at AlphaTauri could help him retain his seat. The driver situation at Aston Martin is complicated due to Lawrence Stroll's son, Lance Stroll, being on the team.
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Before the 2023 F1 Monaco GP, F1 drivers and other athletes took part in the annual charity football match held in Monaco. The F1 team consisted of Charles Leclerc, Carlos Sainz, Pierre Gasly, Fernando Alonso, and F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali, while the opposing team featured athletes such as Novak Djokovic, Lisa Battaglia, Flavio Roma, Frederic Dehu, Claude Puel, Sébastien Perez, Greg Campi, Valentin Liénard, and former F1 driver Daniil Kvyat.
Red Bull's 2023 F1 season remains a mystery due to its remarkable DRS advantage. With a 10% edge over rivals during DRS activation, they showcased their dominance in Miami. Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey's expertise in suspension design has played a significant role in Red Bull's success. By maintaining a low and smooth ride height, they have outperformed other teams, setting them apart on the track.
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Red Bull's chief technical officer Adrian Newey, speaks about his time at Red Bull, achievements, challenges, and the team's overall performance. He takes viewers through his formative years, including his first and only job interview, and reveals his most prized possession. It’s a must listen!