user icon
user icon

Honda commits to Red Bull and Toro Rosso for 2021

  • Published on 27 Nov 2019 10:05
  • comments 2
  • By: Fergal Walsh

Honda has confirmed that it will continue to power Red Bull and Toro Rosso in the 2021 season.

The Japanese manufacturer joined Toro Rosso in 2018 following its failed three-year partnership with McLaren.

This year, it linked up with Red Bull, and the duo has taken three wins together this season with Max Verstappen clinching all three race victories.

The partnership marks a strong turnaround for Honda, who endured a difficult handful of years from 2015 to 2017 with McLaren, who opted to take on Renault power units following its split with Honda.

After a somewhat successful year in 2018 with Toro Rosso, Red Bull opted to bring Honda to the senior team for the 2019 campaign. In their first race together in Melbourne, Honda bagged its first podium in the turbo hybrid era.

Honda's future in F1 beyond the 2021 campaign is not yet known. It was waiting for the confirmation of the 2021 regulations before it pushed forward with its commitment with the energy drink squad.

As well as Verstappen's three wins this year and a handful of podiums, Toro Rosso has taken two top-three finishes, with Daniil Kvyat and Pierre Gasly finishing third and second respectively in Germany and Brazil.

Replies (2)

Login to reply
  • It was the only sensible thing to do. Just keep up the development.

    • + 0
    • Nov 27 2019 - 12:34
  • Tick that box. Now package that engine into a championship winning car.

    • + 0
    • Nov 27 2019 - 16:20

GB F1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix

Local time 

GB F1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix

Local time 

Related news

Test calendar

Circuit de Catalunya - Winter testing

Circuit de Catalunya - Winter testing

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Will Bottas challenge Hamilton for the world championship in 2020?

World Championship standings 2020

Show full world champion standings

Team profile

Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2020

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Spain
-
Spain
3 - Jul 5
Austria
10 - Jul 12
Austria
17 - Jul 19
Hungary
31 - Aug 2
United Kingdom
7 - Aug 9
United Kingdom
14 - Aug 16
Spain
28 - Aug 30
Belgium
4 - Sep 6
Italy
11 - Sep 13
Italy
25 - Sep 27
Russian
9 - Oct 11
Germany
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2020

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
3 - Jul 5
Austria Red Bull Ring
10 - Jul 12
Austria Red Bull Ring
17 - Jul 19
Hungary Hungaroring
31 - Aug 2
United Kingdom Silverstone
7 - Aug 9
United Kingdom Silverstone
14 - Aug 16
28 - Aug 30
4 - Sep 6
Italy Monza
11 - Sep 13
Italy Mugello
25 - Sep 27
Russian Sochi Autodrom
9 - Oct 11
Germany Nurburgring
See full schedule
show sidebar