Aston Martin and Honda will join forces when Formula 1 introduces new engine regulations from the 2026 season.
Aston Martin has been powered by Mercedes since 2009, when it operated as Force India, but has long-term ambitions to fight for the world championship.
As a consequence it will become Honda’s works outfit when Formula 1’s revised regulations come into play in 2026.
Honda has been in Formula 1 since 2015, initially with McLaren and subsequently partnering Red Bull’s teams, retaining its connection at the reigning champions despite its official works exit after 2021.
Honda revealed earlier in 2023 that it was interested in competing under new engine regulations but at the time had not yet aligned itself with a team, as Red Bull opted to partner Ford.
On Wednesday in Japan a deal between Aston Martin and Honda was revealed.
“I would like to welcome Honda and Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) to the Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One Team,” said owner Lawrence Stroll.
“We share a mutual drive, determination, and relentless ambition to succeed on track.
“Honda is a global titan and its success in motorsport is longstanding and incredibly impressive.”
Added Honda CEO Toshihiro Mibe: “Honda is a company that has a history of growing by taking on challenges and winning world-class races.
“With the new 2026 regulations, the key for winning will be a compact, lightweight, and high-power electric motor with a high-performance battery capable of handling high and swift power output, as well as the energy management technology.
“Honda and our new partner, the Aston Martin F1 Team, share the same sincere attitude and determination to win, so starting with the 2026 season, we will work together and strive for the Championship title as Aston Martin Aramco Honda.”