Ford commits all of its resources to RedBull at the 2026 F1 season: Report

Ford has dedicated its resources to the 2026 Formula 1 season, joining forces with Red Bull to supply engines to the reigning champions under new sustainable regulations. The partnership signifies Ford’s entrance into the sport while Honda also returns with Aston Martin.

Red Bull currently utilizes a Honda-based engine after Honda’s departure in 2021. Developing a new engine from scratch is a lengthy process, and Ford is already fully engaged in the project. Mark Rushbrook, Ford’s global director of motorsport, expressed satisfaction with the partnership and their collaborative progress.

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Despite the 2026 deadline approaching, there is still much work to be done. Both Ford and Red Bull are fully committed to winning and have deployed all available resources for success in Formula 1.

“The partnership with Red Bull for powertrains, it’s been fantastic,” Ford’s global director of motorsport, Mark Rushbrook told Speedcafe.

“We had some initial ideas of where we would have tech transfer and the opportunity to contribute to that programme which was already, I think, a good list.

“Not necessarily every day, but every discussion and every visit, we identify more and more areas of opportunity, so we’re really happy with it. It’s progressing very well.

“2026, while to many it may seem like it’s a long way away, for that programme it’s not very far away and still clearly a lot of work to do.

“We love, from the very first discussion with them to signing the agreement, to what we have today. It’s an all-in effort; they want to win, we want to win, and all resources are on deck for that.”