Red Bull F1 announces partnership with Ford at RB19 launch event?[]

Red Bull F1 is rumored to announce its partnership with Ford at the 2023 F1 machine “RB19” in New York.

Two automakers are poised to enter F1 in the near future. One of them doesn’t seem to be Porsche anymore. Audi, a car manufacturer under the same Volkswagen umbrella, has signed a new F1 engine rule from 2026.

Porsche has failed to negotiate a partnership with Red Bull Racing, and rumors of a replacement contract with Williams F1 are believed to have been off the mark.

Red Bull Racing, which has shied away from losing its famous independence, may now be on a different trajectory by partnering with Ford to run its new Red Bull Powertrains operation.

Further strengthening Ford rumors is Red Bull’s decision to launch its 2023 F1 campaign in New York in early February.

Sister team Scuderia AlphaTauri announced the coloring of the 2023 F1 machine “AT04” to declare the Red Bull apparel brand in February in line with Fashion Week (February 10-15) in New York. Marketing plans to show in New York on the 11th still make sense.

However, Red Bull announced that it will hold the 2023 “season launch” in New York on February 3, a week before that. The United States is undoubtedly an important market for F1, but if you look beyond that, the announcement of a partnership with Ford lends credibility.

And in the near future, the second American automaker to enter F1 could be General Motors (GM).

That’s because Cadillac, which is teaming up with Andretti, who is aiming to enter F1, is believed to be likely to sign an engine rebranding deal with Alpine Renault rather than develop the 2026 F1 engine alone. Because there is

GM President Mark Reuss confirmed, “We have an engine deal with a supplier.”

“If we go ahead, we will bring a lot of our know-how and develop it for the future as well.”

FIA president Mohamed bin Sulayem is keen to welcome Cadillac and GM to the grid.

“I spoke to Mario and Michael Andretti at the Miami race weekend,” he told Auto Motor und Spor at the 2023 Monte Carlo Rally.

“At that time we had a clear answer: we want manufacturers. We told Andretti to work with them if they were serious about it. We said it. and they did it.”

“How can you say no to a manufacturer like GM?”

“We can add two more teams. That’s the rule. If they’re credible and viable as a business, we should allow new teams to come in.”

Finally, Mohammed Bin Suleyem hinted that “as early as next week, another manufacturer may sign the 2026 engine regulations.”

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