Power Units

Volkswagen boss warns window to enter Formula 1 is closing

Volkswagen chairman Herbert Diess has affirmed that 2026 is the ideal time for Porsche and Audi to enter Formula 1 as a result of the rule changes coming into effect. The original consensus was that the two subsidiaries of Volkswagen would join forces to make powertrains for both McLaren and Red Bull, but the picture

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Ferrari make important decision regarding ERS upgrade

Ferrari are holding back on an upgrade to their energy recovery system (ERS) as they seek to achieve maximum efficiency on any improvements before the freeze on development kicks in later this year. The new technical regulations dictate that an engine freeze, which has already been implemented on the ICE, will last until the end

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Aston Martin looking to break away from Mercedes and produce own power units

Aston Martin are said to be considering a move away from Mercedes powertrains in 2026, when the engine freeze will come to an end. Formula 1’s technical regulations have altered dramatically this year, with the ground effect leading a mighty aerodynamic swing, while tyres will be increasing by five inches. The power units are also

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Max Verstappen pays tribute to Honda after beating Lewis Hamilton in Abu Dhabi.v1

Honda and Red Bull make dramatic u-turn

In an unbelievable turn of events, Honda are now to remain a key component in Red Bull’s Formula 1 operation, and they will continue to manufacture the team’s engines until the end of 2025. Red Bull were set to construct their own powertrains under a crucial engine freeze that would compensate for the team’s lack

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Cyril Abiteboul and Alain Prost in 2020.v1

Marko responds to Abiteboul’s rumoured Red Bull move

Red Bull advisor Dr Helmut Marko has vehemently denied rumours linking former Renault managing director Cyril Abiteboul to the team’s newly formed powertrains division. The Frenchman endured a torrid relationship with Red Bull team principal Christian Horner during Renault’s time supplying the Milton Keynes-based squad with engines in the turbo-hybrid era of Formula 1. Seven

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Lewis Hamilton drives his Mercedes W12 in Abu Dhabi.v1

New Mercedes turbo will allow for ‘more extreme strategies’

Mercedes’ 2022 power unit is a major improvement on last season, with their new-specification turbo reportedly significantly “enhancing” it. The Mercedes engine was sometimes matched by the Honda power unit in the back of the Red Bull last season, but the team still managed to claim nine race wins on their way to a record-eighth

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Brown admits McLaren could ditch Mercedes for VW power units

McLaren CEO Zak Brown has not ruled out the possibility of the British Formula 1 teaming up with Volkswagen in 2026, but he said they are for now committed to Mercedes. Following a six-year absence, Mercedes power returned to the back of the McLaren car at the beginning of 2021, guiding the team to five

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McLaren's F1 factory as team set to be sold to Audi.v1

Audi and Porsche set to enter F1 as engine suppliers, McLaren to be sold

Audi and Porsche are set to enter Formula 1 as engine suppliers in 2026, according to Car Magazine. Rumours circulated earlier in the season that Audi had agreed a deal to buy the McLaren Group, but these were quickly dismissed by the Woking-based outfit. Buy an F1 TV Pro subscription to watch live races However,

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McLaren F1 driver Fernando Alonso at the 2019 Italian GP.v1

Ex-F1 driver believes Alonso should have given Honda more time

Fernando Alonso should have given Honda more time while his McLaren team were powered by the Japanese manufacturer, former F1 driver Anthony Davidson has said. Following two poor seasons in 2013 and 2014 with Mercedes power, McLaren switched to Honda, with the engine provider appearing in the sport for the first time since the Honda

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