Ford has confirmed that its Formula 1 return will be done in partnership with the Red Bull Racing team.
Earlier on Friday, Ford announced that it would re-enter F1 in 2026, when new technical regulations come into play.
It was heavily anticipated that the US automotive giant would join forces with Red Bull, a tie-up that has now been made official.
The deal will see Red Bull Ford power the Red Bull and AlphaTauri F1 teams with power units from 2026 until at least 2030.
“It’s fantastic to be welcoming Ford back into Formula 1 through this partnership,” said Red Bull team boss Christian Horner,.
“As an independent engine manufacturer to have the ability to benefit from an OEM’s experience like Ford puts us in good stead against the competition.
“They are a manufacturer rich in motoring history that spans generations. From Jim Clark to Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher, the lineage speaks for itself.
“For us as Red Bull Powertrains to open the next chapter of that dynasty, as Red Bull Ford, is tremendously exciting.
“2026 is still a while a way but for us the work already starts as we look to a new future and a continued evolution of Oracle Red Bull Racing.”
The move sees Ford come full circle, as it delves into with the F1 team it once operated through the Jaguar Racing name in the early 2000s.
The unsuccessful Jaguar team became Red Bull in 2005, which has gone on to win multiple races and championship titles during its history.
Red Bull enters the 2023 campaign hoping to defend its Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championship success from last year, which it took in dominating style.
Ford is the second major automotive manufacturer to commit to the 2026 regulations, with Audi confirming its entry last year.
“Ford’s return to Formula 1 with Red Bull Racing is all about where we are going as a company– increasingly electric, software-defined, modern vehicles and experiences,” said Ford CEO Jim Farley.
“F1 will be an incredibly cost-effective platform to innovate, share ideas and technologies, and engage with tens of millions of new customers.”