Glorious achievement captured in partnership with Honda and the Honda RBPTH001
Oracle Red Bull Racing, for which Honda is a team partner, secured its second consecutive Formula One (F1) Constructors’ Championship at the Japanese Grand Prix, the 17th round of the 2023 FIA*1 F1 World Championship, held on September 24, with Max Verstappen winning the race.
In the 2023 season, in addition to winning the Constructors’ Championship, Oracle Red Bull Racing set the F1 winning streak record with 15 consecutive wins from the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in the 2022 season through the Italian Grand Prix, the 15th round*2 of this season. Moreover, Max Verstappen also set the F1 record for consecutive wins with an unprecedented 10 straight wins, from the Miami Grand Prix through Italian Grand Prix this season.
*1 Fédération Internationale de lʼAutomobile
*2 As The 6th round of the 2023 season, the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, was called off, the 15th round Italian Grand Prix was the 14th race for the season.
For the 2023 season, as a team partner, Honda has been providing technical support and cooperating in marketing activities with Oracle Red Bull Racing and Scuderia AlphaTauri. As part of the technical support, Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) is manufacturing and supplying all power unit (PU) components except for the ESS*3 to Red Bull Powertrains*4 and supporting the operations of the PUs throughout the season.
*3 Energy Storage System, the battery system that stores recovered electric energy.
*4 A Red Bull Group company that produces F1 power units. For the current version of the PUs, PBPT is responsible for producing and operating the ESS.
As this team partnership continues through the end of the 2025 season, both Oracle Red Bull Racing and Scuderia AlphaTauri are planning to compete in F1 during the next two seasons using machines equipped with a PU, for which Honda will provide technical support.
■Comment of Toshihiro Mibe, Global CEO of Honda
“I would like to congratulate Oracle Red Bull Racing on winning back-to-back Constructors' Championships. We also are very happy to see the team clinch the title at Suzuka Circuit, Honda’s home track. As a team partner, Honda will keep providing our fullest support for the remaining six races of this season as well as the 2024 and 2025 seasons. As continue boosting the culture of racing, we will keep refining technologies we have amassed while competing in the world's most prestigious category of racing and take on challenges to become the best in the world in the field of advanced technologies.”
■Comment of Koji Watanabe, President of Honda Racing Corporation (HRC)
“Congratulations to Oracle Red Bull Racing for winning its second consecutive Constructors’ Championship title! It is our great pleasure to see the PU infused with the technologies of Honda and HRC contributed to such a remarkable feat. I would like to express my gratitude to the members of HRC, the members of the All-Honda team who were involved in the F1 project, as well as all people who were involved in the production of the PU including our suppliers. HRC will continue advancing our technologies and be fully committed to continue providing technical support to both Oracle Red Bull Racing and Scuderia AlphaTauri.”