Christian Horner is enthusiastic about Red Bull's forthcoming F1 partnership with US motor giant Ford, from 2026.
The team principal has said that the 'exchange of ideas' between the two organisations has been 'fantastic' ahead of the American car giants lending their performance team to the current Formula 1 contstuctors' champions ahead of the new regulations which are set to sweep in just under two years from now.
Star driver Max Verstappen recently said he could quit the sport entirely, if Red Bull find themselves down the order in the first couple of seasons of the new regulations, putting pressure on the team to get it right.
“The last 12 months have been incredibly exciting because we’ve been introducing the various departments within Red Bull powertrains, and within Ford," he said at Ford's season launch event. and the exchange of ideas and technology has been fantastic on what is a brand new set of regulations for 2026.
“From the executive level right through to our engineers, everyone at Ford is committed to helping this team succeed. Myself and our drivers have had so much fun driving all the awesome Ford vehicles.
“2026 is not far away, and there is a lot of work to do between now and then. The clock is ticking, Oracle Red Bull and Ford performance teams have been collaborating on a new power unit, and we’re continuing to grow our strategic partnership."
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