Honda will provide engines to Aston Martin F1 team from 2026

“The partnership with Honda is the final piece in the jigsaw to establish Aston Martin Formula 1 as a top team capable of winning world titles,” Aston Martin team owner Lawrence Stroll said at a briefing at Honda’s Tokyo headquarters on Wednesday.

“We need to exploit every single area of our technical package and now a bespoke PU (power unit) is the important last step in that journey,” he said.

Stroll has invested heavily, building a new factory and wind tunnel and recruiting top staff from rival teams while also attracting significant title sponsorship from Cognizant and Saudi Aramco.

Renault-owned Alpine, Audi, Ferrari, Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains and Red Bull Ford will be the other engine manufacturers from 2026.

Honda Racing Corp. President Koji Watanabe said the manufacturer had no plans to supply power units to other teams.

Honda’s association with F1 stretches almost 60 years, from engine supplier to fully-fledged team. In 2021, Max Verstappen won the Drivers’ Championship for Red Bull Racing Honda. Prior to that success, Honda had a short-lived partnership with McLaren from 2015 to 2017.

Reuters and Bloomberg contributed to this report