Honda returns to Formula 1 with Aston Martin – Sports

According to the company’s statement, Honda has partnered with the Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One Team to supply power units that comply with the new F1 regulations that will come into force in the 2026 season.

The new power unit regulations and Honda’s carbon neutral approach came together in one step.

Continuing to develop in the spirit of racing, Honda decided to join a new challenge in F1 racing based on its sustainability approach. Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) is responsible for the motorcycle and motorcycle activities from 2022, it will oversee the development of powertrains, racing participation and F1 racing.

In the FIA ​​Formula 1 World Championship, the new regulations will apply from the 2026 season to the goal of carbon neutrality by 2030, with a maximum engine/motor power output ratio of 50/50. There will be a significant increase in the supply of electric power compared to what is used now, and the use of 100 percent sustainable fuels will be mandatory. With regulations that will come into force in 2026, the result of the energy saving system (ERS), which recovers kinetic energy and converts it into electrical energy in certain situations such as braking, is three times, while reducing the car’s output is specified.


Honda CEO Toshihiro Mibe, whose comments were included in the statement, expressed their satisfaction as their new partner, the Aston Martin F1 team, has the same passion and desire to win.

Mibe said they want to win the championship title as Aston Martin Aramco Honda by working together from the 2026 season. Emphasizing the importance of Formula 1 in terms of motor sports, Mibe noted that energy management technology will gain importance with the regulations that will be implemented in 2026, and that the compact, lightweight and high-power electric motor and high-performance battery developed by Honda Engineering are perfect for a sustainable approach to the championship.

Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula 1 Team Chairman Lawrence Stroll said that they are delighted to be embarking on an exciting future with Honda.