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F1 champion Red Bull launches 2023 car, celebrates Ford partnership

Formula One World Champion Red Bull debuted the season in the United States on Friday with a series of fireworks in front of a Manhattan crowd with only the auditorium reveling as fans defied the frigid cold outside.

“It’s a great feeling, you know, it sounds good, but you want a car suit your driving style and you can be confident and able to get the most out of it. That’s very important,” said Red Bull Racing driver Checo (Sergio) Perez.

The event also serves as the launch of a new partnership with Ford Motor Companywill partner with Red Bull Powertrains, the company founded to build engines for Red Bull, to demonstrate confidence in the sport’s popularity in the United States.

Ford will return to Formula 1 with the defending champions in 2026 after a more than 20-year absence.

Formula One will have a new power unit from 2026 using 100% sustainable fuel and a larger electrical component.

Red Bull is currently using a turbo V6 mixture engine made by ex-partner Honda’s motobike IN Japan and last year stopped negotiating with porsche.

“This is great for us because as we begin our journey as an engine manufacturer, to now sign an agreement with Ford where they become a partner on this project for new regulations. of Formula 1 in 2026, we can continue all their knowledge and expertise especially on the EV side with electrification and battery Christian Horner, CEO and Captain of Oracle Red Bull Racing said. “So for us, it’s a great partnership. It also opens us up to more access to the US market, which is very important for Formula 1 and Red Bull.”

Las Vegas will join Austin and Miami in becoming the third race in the United States in the 2023 calendar as F1 seek to penetrate deeper into the lucrative market.

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