Horner: Honda delivered what it promised

  • Published on 23 Dec 2019 13:25
  • comments 1
  • By: Fergal Walsh

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner says Red Bull was delivered what it was promised from its engine manufacturer for the first time in "a long time" in 2019. 

Honda joined forces with the energy drink squad after spending the 2018 season with its junior team Toro Rosso. Prior to that, Red Bull was supplied engines by Renault, with the relationship between the two strained by the end of 2018. 

Red Bull won three races this year, while also taking two pole positions and six further podium finishes.

"We’ve had a really good car at a lot of circuits this year and the progression with Honda, along with developments from our fuel partner Exxon Mobil, has been a real collaboration and yielded positive results," Horner said.

Red Bull's first win of the year came at its home race in Austria when Max Verstappen chased down Charles Leclerc in the final laps to snatch the lead in the dying laps of the grand prix.

MOREGPToday.net's 2019 F1 driver rankings - #1 - Max Verstappen | Hamilton: Mercedes has to expect Red Bull will challenge in Melbourne

It marked Honda's first victory since returning to the sport in 2015, with Horner stating that the Japanese manufacturer worked vigorously to achieve success. 

"Honda’s first victory at our home race in Austria brought a phenomenal amount of emotion for everyone involved," Horner said

"Honda worked so hard to achieve this, they had a tough time coming back into Formula 1 in the hybrid era and the dedication we have seen from them was rewarded with that first victory.”

“This is the first year for a long time where what was promised has been delivered. It’s a different type of partnership, it’s a true partnership and you can see what it means to Honda when they get a result: the emotion, the pride, the satisfaction throughout the whole business."

Honda announced last month that it had extended the deals of both Red Bull and Toro Rosso until the end of 2021.

Replies (1)

Login to reply
  • Honda is the best performer YoY in 2019 than any other single person/entity. Kudos. Keep up the good work, and buy a team in your spare time ;)

    • + 0
    • Dec 23 2019 - 16:42

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

BEGrand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

World Championship standings 2024

Pos
Driver
Team
Points
Pos
Team
Points
Show full world champion standings

Test calendar

See full test schedule

Related news

Give your opinion!

Will Bottas challenge Hamilton for the world championship in 2020?

Formula 1 Calendar - 2024

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Bahrain
29 - Mar 2
Bahrain
7 - Mar 9
Saudi Arabia
22 - Mar 24
Australia
5 - Apr 7
Japan
19 - Apr 21
China
3 - May 5
United States of America
17 - May 19
Italy
24 - May 26
Monaco
7 - Jun 9
Canada
21 - Jun 23
Spain
28 - Jun 30
Austria
5 - Jul 7
United Kingdom
19 - Jul 21
Hungary
26 - Jul 28
Belgium
23 - Aug 25
Netherlands
30 - Sep 1
Italy
13 - Sep 15
Azerbaijan
20 - Sep 22
Singapore
18 - Oct 20
United States of America
25 - Oct 27
Mexico
1 - Nov 3
Brazil
22 - Nov 24
United States of America
29 - Dec 1
Qatar
6 - Dec 8
United Arab Emirates
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2024

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
29 - Mar 2
7 - Mar 9
Saudi Arabia Jeddah Street Circuit
22 - Mar 24
Australia Albert Park
5 - Apr 7
19 - Apr 21
3 - May 5
United States of America Miami International Autodrome
17 - May 19
24 - May 26
Monaco Monte Carlo
7 - Jun 9
21 - Jun 23
28 - Jun 30
Austria Red Bull Ring
5 - Jul 7
United Kingdom Silverstone
19 - Jul 21
Hungary Hungaroring
26 - Jul 28
23 - Aug 25
Netherlands Circuit Zandvoort
30 - Sep 1
Italy Monza
13 - Sep 15
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
20 - Sep 22
18 - Oct 20
United States of America Circuit of the Americas
25 - Oct 27
1 - Nov 3
Brazil Interlagos
22 - Nov 24
United States of America Las Vegas Street Circuit
29 - Dec 1
6 - Dec 8
United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
See full schedule

Driver profile

  • Team -
  • Points -
  • Podiums -
  • Grand Prix -
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Date of b. Nov 16 1973 (50)
  • Place of b. Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Weight 0 kg
  • Length 0 m
Show full profile

Team profile

Show full profile
show sidebar