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Sustainability and electrification make Ford return to F1 in partnership with Red Bull


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Ford announced this Friday (3) its return to F1 in 2026 after signing a partnership with the Red Bull team.

The agreement between the parties was announced during the launch of the team’s new car, current champion of the Constructors’ and Drivers’ World Championship in the main category of world motorsport, consecrated by the second consecutive title of Dutchman Max Verstappen.

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“Ford returns to the top of this sport, bringing Ford’s long tradition of innovation, sustainability and electrification to one of the world’s most visible scenes,” said Bill Ford, executive chairman of Ford.

The automaker last participated in F1 in 2004, as a supplier to Jordan, and its return is another sign of the category’s growth in the United States.

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The American company has participated in ten constructors’ titles and 13 drivers’ titles, making it the third most successful engine manufacturer in the history of the category, its most recent success being Michael Schumacher’s victory with Benetton in the 1994 championship.

“They are a manufacturer rich in motorsport history spanning generations. From Jim Clark to Ayrton Senna to Michael Schumacher, the lineage speaks for itself. For us, as Red Bull Powertrains, to open the next chapter in that dynasty, as Red Bull Ford, is tremendously exciting,” said Red Bull team boss Christian Horner.

F1’s engine regulations will change in 2026 with the introduction of a new power unit.

Building on the current 1.6-litre turbo power unit, future F1 engine regulations will feature increased electric power and 100% sustainable fuels, while also improving safety and lowering costs for manufacturers.

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