ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print

Honda to return to F1 racing in 2026 with Aston Martin

Japanese automaker will be back as a full-blown engine manufacturer

Four executives pose for a photograph during a news conference on their motor sports activities in Tokyo on May 24. From left: Honda Motor CEO Toshihiro Mibe, Honda Racing Corp. President Koji Watanabe, Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One Team Chairman Lawrence Stroll and Aston Martin Performance Technologies group CEO Martin Whitmarsh.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Honda Motor will return to the world of Formula One racing in 2026, the Japanese automaker announced on Wednesday. It will supply engines and other power units for the F1 team of the U.K.'s Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings.

Honda stopped developing F1 engines in 2021 and withdrew from the market. But now F1 plans new standards, such as the introduction of sustainable fuels, which Honda has judged could be used for research and development toward decarbonization.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more