Max Verstappen regrets Honda’s decision to partner with Aston Martin

Max Verstappen regrets Honda’s decision to partner with Aston Martin

F1 News: Max Verstappen apparently did not tolerate Red Bull’s split with Honda and the Japanese manufacturer’s decision to partner with Aston Martin in 2026.

On Wednesday (24/5) it was revealed that Aston Martin will officially partner with Honda as an engine supplier in 2026. Although the manufacturer with the one-wing logo has left the field at the end of 2021. However, they are still supporting Die Roten Bullen to build the division their power unit.

Honda’s future until the end of 2025 is still unclear. Negotiations to renew the contract with Red Bull came to an end. The manufacturer with the logo of two red bulls then decided to cooperate with Ford from 2026.

Not even half a year after the announcement, Honda decided to return to F1 with Aston Martin. They argued that this decision was aimed at raising sustainable expectations.

In a press conference in front of the Monaco GP, Max Verstappen admitted that he regretted Honda’s decision to some extent.

“I think from our side, of course, it’s unfortunate how it all happened, because a few years ago, they said they would stop. Then Red Bull started its engine division, and then at some point they said. no, we continued,” he said. quoted from

“Unfortunately, when you’re already in the process of building your own engine, you can’t work together anymore. It’s a bit of a shame, I think. We’ve had a really good relationship with them, and then to see them go to Aston Martin was a bit of a shame. But I mean, we are also very happy from our side from 2026 and continue to see what will happen to Ford,” explained the young Dutchman.

“Yes, a few years ago we thought they were leaving, now they are staying and going with Aston Martin, because Aston Martin is very good, they have big engines, we all know that. as it is,” concluded Verstappen.

Article Tags: Max Verstappen, Honda, Red Bull, aston martin, F1 2023