Red Bull not worried about failure after Honda split

Red Bull will be supplying their own power units from 2026, with technical support from Ford.

Red Bull headed to their home race this weekend as Formula 1 centurion’s, after reigning World Champion Max Verstappen secured the team’s 100th victory at the recent Canadian Grand Prix.

Whilst the Milton Keynes-based team joined the F1 paddock in 2005, their first win didn’t actually come until 2009.

It means they’ve reached 100 wins in just 14 years, with team principal Christian Horner having led the team through all of them.

Horner has seen Red Bull’s meteoric rise in F1 from the very beginning, given that he’s been in charge of the side since their very first race.

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Red Bull have become one of the powerhouses of the sport and are arguably enjoying one of the most dominant spells in the championship’s history.

They’ve currently won every single race this season ahead of this weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix, making many believe that they truly could win every event this year.

Nobody is able to stop Red Bull from breaking records currently, with their 100th win simply being the latest.

Reflecting on the Austrians’ 100th win, Horner admitted that it’s difficult to understand what’s been achieved, until “you stand back and look”.

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“It’s only when you stand back and look at what’s been achieved [things sink in]. So, at some point that will inevitably happen,” Horner told

With the current regulations lasting until the end of 2025, the likelihood is that Red Bull will continue to dominate till then.

2026 onwards could be a very different story though, following the introduction of the new power unit regulations.

The new power unit regs mark a significant change in the way Red Bull work, as they’ll be solely reliant on themselves.

Red Bull have always been a customer team, with their current engines having been designed by Honda.

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That partnership is ending in 2025 though, as Red Bull will be supplying their own power units.

It’s certainly a risky path to take which many teams are expecting to fail; however, Horner has warned the paddock that “there’s determination” amongst Red Bull “to make sure that it succeeds”.

“There’s probably a lot of people that think we’re gonna fall on our face by picking that route. But, believe me, there’s determination within this group to make sure that it succeeds,” added Horner.