The return of Ford to Formula 1 is a momentous occasion, as the legacy and history of the car giant’s racing success is set to be continued. With the announcement of a partnership between Ford and Red Bull Powertrains, the two teams will be supplied with a 350 kW electric motor and the assistance of Ford in the development of a combustion engine, battery cell, electric motor technology, and other software elements. Red Bull team boss Christian Horner and Ford President and CEO Jim Farley have expressed their enthusiasm for this new venture, which will help both companies reach new heights and engage with millions of new customers.
Ford has a long and distinguished history in the world of motorsport, with legendary names such as Jim Clark, Ayrton Senna, and Michael Schumacher having all raced in Ford vehicles. Now, with the formation of the Red Bull Ford Powertrains partnership, the next chapter of this dynasty is about to be written. The partnership is set to provide Red Bull with the ability to benefit from the experience of an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) such as Ford, giving them an edge against their competition.
Ford’s return to Formula 1 is all about the company’s vision for the future, which includes increasingly electric, software-defined, modern vehicles and experiences. This partnership with Red Bull will give Ford the perfect platform to innovate, share ideas and technologies, and reach out to a new generation of customers. With the development of the new engine already underway, it is sure to be an exciting time for both companies as they look towards the future.