John Floyd
Motorsport columnist
4 minute read
3 Feb 2021
8:21 am

The future of Formula One is green

John Floyd

With Honda pulling out, Red Bull still without power unit for 2022.

Red Bull will lose Honda as an engine supplier at the end of the year, creating a huge predicament for the team. Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images.

In November last year, Formula One issued a statement that it “has long served as a platform for introducing next-generation advancement in the automotive world”. It continued: “We believe we have the opportunity to do that with a next-generation engine that combines hybrid technology with sustainable fuels. Therefore, a working group of F1 and FIA personnel has been set up to investigate a future engine formula powered by sustainable fuels.” So, there’s no chance of a return to multi-cylinder engines whose revs scream to levels never imagined by road car designers. Sadly, those magical days of yore are now relegated...