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Red Bull hark back to Honda's Senna and Prost success for US Grand Prix

Red Bull hark back to Honda's Senna and Prost success for US Grand Prix

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Red Bull hark back to Honda's Senna and Prost success for US Grand Prix

Red Bull hark back to Honda's Senna and Prost success for US Grand Prix

Red Bull will bring the Acura name back to F1 with the North American high-performance arm of Honda replacing the Japanese manufacturer on the team's livery in Austin.

Acura has been absent from F1 for 14 years having had a prolific presence in the 1980s and 1990s, adorning the crash helmets of legendary world champions Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna.

For the second race weekend in a row, Red Bull will use an updated livery to accommodate Acura, following the striking white livery used to pay homage to Honda in Turkey.

Team principal Christian Horner said: “As Honda’s high-performance marque in North America it seems only right and proper that Acura should be present at the pinnacle of motorsport, Formula 1 and we are delighted to welcome them back for this year’s United States Grand Prix.

"I remember Alain Prost winning the US Grand Prix in 1989 with Acura on his visor, so hopefully having the brand with us this weekend at the Circuit of the Americas will bring us the same result.”

Emile Korkor, Assistant Vice President of Acura National Sales added: “I’ve been a huge Formula 1 fan my whole life, and as a kid growing up in Canada I remember when Acura appeared on the helmets of Senna and Prost at the Canadian Grand Prix.

"Motorsports competition is extremely important for a performance brand like Acura and we couldn’t be more excited about the partnership with Red Bull Racing Honda and Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda for this race.”

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