Aston Martin engineer Luca Furbatto has said that the team are looking to win world championships from 2026, when they start using Honda engines.
Having struggled during their first two seasons under the Aston Martin name, the team have made huge progress in 2023 and, under the leadership of Fernando Alonso have managed to secure seven podium finishes.
They are currently sat in fourth in the constructors' standings, a far cry from their two seventh place finishes in 2021 and 2022.
Now, they look to make more progress in 2024 and 2025 before potentially launching a bid to be regular race winners and even championship contenders when the new regulations come into play in 2026.
That is also the year that the team will start using Honda engines, whereas now they are using power units supplied by Mercedes.
“It has been different in the past, but since the introduction of hybrid engines, only factory teams have become champions,” Furbatto told Formule1.NL
“That year  the Honda engines are for us. As a result, we have our own destiny in our own hands again, with our own gearbox. That is also what we need as Aston Martin to really take that step towards winning."
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