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F1 Podcast: Honda’s route from Red Bull to Aston Martin

by Matt Beer
1 min read

We analyse the newly-announced 2026 Aston Martin-Honda Formula 1 works engine partnership in the latest edition of The Race F1 Podcast.

Scott Mitchell-Malm and Josh Suttill join Edd Straw to explain how the deal came together and why it took Honda so long to commit fully to staying in F1 in 2026 and beyond.

We also ask if the delay in making the decision will have an impact on its power unit development progress and how significant a step it is for upwardly-mobile Aston Martin.

And with Honda insisting it wouldn’t block Fernando Alonso representing it in F1 again, we ask if he could really still be racing at the top level in 2026 and, if not, what the potential alternatives might be.

The Race F1 Podcast is available free to subscribe to from all good podcast suppliers, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

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