Scuderia AlphaTauri and Oracle Red Bull Racing will continue to use power units which are manufactured in collaboration with Red Bull Powertrains and Honda Racing Corporation (HRC). To strengthen the partnership, the following new agreements will be implemented:
- The Honda logo will be displayed on Scuderia AlphaTauri’s AT03 and Oracle Red Bull Racing’s RB18 from the Formula One Honda Japanese Grand Prix 2022 onwards.
- HRC THANKS DAY will be held on Sunday, November 27, 2022. Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda from Scuderia AlphaTauri and Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez, from Oracle Red Bull Racing, will be in attendance.
- Multiple Grand Prix winner Sergio Pérez will take on an ambassador role for the driving academy of Honda Racing School (HRS). Pérez will begin his role with a lecture session for HRS students in November 2022.
Franz Tost, Team Principal, Scuderia AlphaTauri: “Over the years we have developed an amazing working relationship with Honda and it’s great to be continuing to strengthen this with a variety of activities, including displaying the iconic logo on the car once again, starting from the Japanese Grand Prix. We are very thankful for the hard work from Honda during our time together, allowing us to achieve several podiums as well as Pierre’s race win in Monza, and we hope that this success will continue into the future.”
Koji Watanabe, Head of Corporate Communications Supervisory Unit, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. and President of Honda Racing Corporation: “The HRC logo on the nose and Honda logo on the side of the race machines of both teams represent the strong ties between Honda and Red Bull Group. Through the technical support provided by HRC, Honda will fully support the challenges those machines take on to become the ‘fastest in the world.’ We are very pleased that these machines will be unveiled at the F1 Japanese Grand Prix, where Honda serves as the title sponsor. Please root for the two Red Bull Group teams which compete with power units loaded with Honda technologies.”
About Honda Racing Corporation (HRC)
Honda Racing Cooperation (HRC) is Honda’s subsidiary funded in 1982 in charge of Honda’s motor sports operation. Its history started in motorcycle categories doing development and operation for its own works team as well as development/sales of racing cars/motorbikes/engines and other accessories for its customers teams. HRC has so far achieved more than 800 Motorcycle Grand Prix wins with 25 constructors’ titles and 20 riders’ titles in its top category, and it also won numerous titles in categories such as trial and motocross.
From 2022, HRC participated in car racing and this means it is now fully in charge of the wide range of racing activities of Honda.