Red Bull’s F1 team and the Honda Racing Company have announced they will be extending their technical support deal until the end of the 2025 season.

Honda had previously been Red Bull’s engine supplier, but after withdrawing at the end of the 2021 season, the Japanese manufacturing corporation had agreed a deal to provide technical assistance as Red Bull took on the engine making process as Red Bull Power Trains.

The deal had been in place to continue until the end of the 2023 season, but both the Milton Keynes-based Red Bull team and Honda have now confirmed a two year extension to include the 2024 and 2025 seasons.

The move to carry on for another two seasons will take the collaboration through to the end of F1’s current engine regulations, which expire in 2025 with view for a change in engine design to be launched going into the 2026 F1 season.

Honda’s subsidiary Honda Racing Corporation is displayed as a team sponsor for Red Bull and their sister team Alpha Tauri. The team said Honda’s ability to offer support for Red Bull is something it can continue to do with the more limited resources since the overall Honda group opted to pull out of Formula 1.

Christian Horner, Red Bull Team Principal, said, “Red Bull’s partnership with Honda has been an incredibly successful one and we are pleased that this will continue until the end of the current era of the FIA’s power unit regulations in 2025.”

Koji Watanabe, Head of Corporate Communications Supervisory Unit at Honda Motor Co., Ltd. and President of Honda Racing Corporation, said, “We have agreed to continue supporting Red Bull Power Trains in Formula 1 through HRC, following Red Bull’s request to extend our current agreement, which HRC can meet within its existing resources. Once again, we aim to use our involvement in the pinnacle of motorsport for the development of technologies and of our workforce.”

Red Bull have been widely reported to be in talks with German automobile maker Porsche to collaborate on the Red Bull Power Trains project for when the engine rules change in 2026, with both Porsche and their fellow Volkswagen-owned auto brand Audi strongly rumoured to be entering F1 when the engine rules change.

As yet, no official confirmation has been made. Some reports that emerged last week saying a deal including Porsche buying a stake in the team were close, but Horner stated in a press conference ahead of last weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix that obstacles and caveats were still in play, although he did say they could work together if a deal was struck.