Verstappen Surpasses Senna with Most Honda Wins

Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing’s success in Formula 1 is partly attributed to Honda’s power unit, with Red Bull’s team boss, Christian Horner, expressing satisfaction with the partnership and praising Honda’s commitment and performance.


‣ Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing’s success is partly attributed to Honda’s power unit, which has significantly improved over the years.
‣ Red Bull’s team boss, Christian Horner, expressed great satisfaction with the decision to partner with Honda, despite initial skepticism from others in the industry.
‣ The decision to go with Honda was made in June 2018, based on the commitment, spirit, and resources that Honda was willing to apply.
‣ Since the partnership began in 2019, Red Bull has achieved significant success, including three victories in the first year and Max Verstappen becoming the most winning Honda driver ever.

Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing’s triumph? Yeah, it’s got Honda’s fingerprints all over it. Remember when Honda was the butt of the joke in Formula 1? McLaren was all, “No thanks,” and fans? They were laughing. But who’s laughing now? Honda’s performance is turning heads, and not just a few.

Christian Horner, the big boss at Red Bull, can’t help but grin when he thinks about Honda. He’s got two seasons left in this partnership, and he’s loving every minute of it. “McLaren said no to Honda. Sauber did too. But us? We thought, why not give Honda a shot with Toro Rosso? It gave us a chance to compare them to our current partner,” Horner spilled to the media, GPblog included.

Horner’s Honda Hunch

Then came June 2018. Decision time. Red Bull had to pick a path. And Honda? They were all in. The commitment, the spirit, the resources – it was clear to Red Bull that Honda was the way to go. And the rest, as they say, is history. Not a single soul in the Red Bull camp has second thoughts about teaming up with Honda.

From the get-go in 2019, Red Bull and Honda hit it off. A podium finish in their first race, three victories that year, and Honda back in the winner’s circle. Max? He’s now the winningest Honda driver ever. “It’s been a fantastic partnership. They’ve played a huge role in our success over the last few years, especially this year,” Horner gushed about their Japanese engine partner.

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
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