Why Honda refused to commit to F1 long-term with Red Bull
Christian Horner says continued doubts about the costs of producing engines for use in Formula 1 prompted Honda to only commit another year as Red Bull's supplier.
Red Bull motorsport advisor Dr Helmut Marko has previously suggested that the team would pull out of F1 if Honda did likewise, but the partnership will continue into the first year of Liberty Media's new regulations in 2021.
Liberty's attempts to revamp engine regulations, as well as other areas, was met with stiff resistance from Mercedes and Ferrari, meaning power units will be largely unchanged in the new era of F1.
An Horner says Honda remains uncertain how it will be able to afford a long-term commitment to the sport.
"First of all, it's great news they've committed beyond 2020," Horner told Sky Sports. "So we've got a minimum of two years that we're absolutely fixed on.
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