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Podcast: What next for Red Bull and F1 after Honda shock?

by Matt Beer
1 min read

Honda’s withdrawal from Formula 1 at the end of 2021 is one of the big stories of the season, so we brought forward Monday’s edition of The Race Formula 1 podcast to discuss it.

The reasoning for Honda’s exit is explained in depth by Scott Mitchell, Mark Hughes and Edd Straw, with the wider automotive landscape that led to the decision playing a big part in the move.

The challenges F1 faces in either finding a formula that appeals to the main players in a rapidly changing automotive landscape or a way to work for smaller engine builders – or somewhere in between – are also analysed.

There’s also a look at the implications for Red Bull as it seeks a new engine partner and Max Verstappen, who now can’t rely on its alliance with Honda to deliver a title-winning package unless the form book is turned upside down next year.

There’s also a look back at the progress Honda has made since it was an F1 laughing stock when it first made its return with McLaren to emerge as a winner over the past two years.

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

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