Honda has announced that at the end of the 2021 season, it’s leaving the series once again.
The news will be a big roar to Red Bull and its AlphaTauri junior team.
With the technical regulations around the corner, both the teams will need to make their decisions wisely on which engine they are going to opt it.
Honda’s withdrawal leaves just Mercedes-AMG, Ferrari, and Renault as F1 engine manufacturers and, it could be their supplier from 2022.
They want to shift On zero-emission technologies such as fuel cells and batteries.at the end of the 2021 season.
pulled out of the Red Bull and AlphaTauri needing to find a new engine partner from that point onward.
At the end of September, the decision made that company does not intend to return to F1, declared by Honda chief executive Takahiro Hachigo during an online news meeting.
The decision will leave Formula 1 with three power unit suppliers – Mercedes, Ferrari, and Renault.
Under the existing directions, Renault would be obliged to deliver Red Bull and AlphaTauri with engines.
As they currently have the fewest customers, unless the teams can persuade Mercedes or Ferrari to provide a supply.
Honda stated two main reasons for their exit from Formula 1 and, that is :
From 2020, regulation changes that are darting way too expensive for the Japanese company.
They could spoil the suppliers’ bid can not develop further Power Units.
Considering Honda’s participation in other racing series apart from F1, such payments could lead the company to go bankrupt.
Honda indicated that F1’s direction was towards growth in technology.
Honda holds and mentioned that the technology F1 has opted to go after is no longer appropriate to the company.
Red Bull and Honda both together achieved their first of four wins together in the ninth race of the season at the Red Bull Ring.
Red Bull-Honda lies second in the constructors’ championship and, the most recent success came at Silverstone this year.
Honda also scored a surprising dual victory this year with its other team, now renamed AlphaTauri, at Monza.
In 2015, Honda continued competition in F1, the most prestigious automobile racing succession in the world, planning to win using its own energy control technologies.
Initially, Honda encountered several difficulties; nevertheless, by demonstrating the collective strength of “All Honda,”
including the utilization of its aircraft engine technologies, Honda has learned a high level of competitiveness.
Honda had a rejuvenated 2018 season with Toro Rosso, eclipsing its best results with McLaren and convincing Red Bull to commit for 2019.
“It is not a consequence of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic but due to our longer-term carbon-free goal.
” he said. However, also Honda has chosen to terminate its F1 project at the end of next season.
In a statement, the manufacturer said that
“Needs to funnel its corporate resources in research and development into the areas of the future power unit and energy technologies.
including fuel cell vehicle (FCV) and battery EV (BEV) technologies, which will be the core of carbon-free technologies.
“We would desire to thank them for their outstanding drudgeries as a power unit supplier and peek forward to steady success for the remainder of 2020 and 2021.” said the Red Bull.
The decision also raises questions about the long-term future of F1,
with car manufacturers increasingly focusing their resources towards electric and alternatively fuelled cars.
F1 supervisors have committed to continuing with the current 1.6-liter turbocharged hybrid powertrains for the immediate future.
which could make it harder to retain and attract manufacturers eager to promote their non-combustion engine technologies.
Instead of disbursing $164 million (€140 million) a year on an F1 engine program,
Honda’s intention instead commits those resources to carbon-free technology for road cars, including battery and fuel cell electric vehicles.
A Honda Formula E program has already ruled out, but the American Honda Motor Company provided the fund to the IndyCar program that they will continue their unchanged.
AlphaTauri not so much a powerful collaboration, with both teams and Honda was able to attain its goal of earning victories with three wins last season and two wins so far in the 2020 season.
Besides, as a consequence of the evolution and development, Honda achieved together with Red Bull Racing and Scuderia.