The Oracle Red Bull Racing team announced on Friday in New York City that they have entered into a partnership with the Ford Motor Company that will see the blue oval return to Formula One for the first since 2004 in an agreement that will see them supply engines to both Oracle Red Bull Racing and Scuderia Alpha Tauri from 2026 until at least 2030.
Speaking at the launch of the Red Bull RB19, Bill Ford, executive chair of the Ford Motor Company said:
This is the start of a thrilling new chapter in Ford’s motorsports story that began when my great-grandfather won a race that helped launch our company. “Ford, alongside world champions, Oracle Red Bull Racing, is returning to the pinnacle of the sport, bringing Ford’s long tradition of innovation, sustainability and electrification to one of the world’s most visible stages.”
President and CEO, Ford Motor Company Jim Farley said:
Ford’s return to Formula 1 with Red Bull Racing is all about where we are going as a company– increasingly electric, software-defined, modern vehicles and experiences. “F1 will be an incredibly cost-effective platform to innovate, share ideas and technologies, and engage with tens of millions of new customers.”
Speaking about the news, Oracle Red Bull Racing Team Principal and CEO Christian Horner said:
It’s fantastic to be welcoming Ford back into Formula 1 through this partnership. “As an independent engine manufacturer to have the ability to benefit from an OEM’s experience like Ford puts us in good stead against the competition. They are a manufacturer rich in motoring history that spans generations. From Jim Clark to Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher, the lineage speaks for itself. For us as Red Bull Powertrains to open the next chapter of that dynasty, as Red Bull Ford, is tremendously exciting. 2026 is still a while away but for us the work already starts as we look to a new future and a continued evolution of Oracle Red Bull Racing
Jim Farley concluded saying:
We are entering an exciting new age for Ford Performance,” said Farley. “We will be competing to win in F1, the pinnacle for motor sport, with Red Bull Racing. You will see the world’s most popular sports coupe, the Mustang, race from the grass roots to Australian Supercars to NASCAR to Le Mans. And will build our off-road leadership in the World Rally Championship, King of Hammers and to the Baja 1000 and more. All the while, we’ll continue to excite the world with cool demonstrators like SuperVan 4 and Mustang Mach-E 1400.