Max Verstappen’s Austrian Grand Prix win could not have come at a better time as Honda are considering their future in Formula 1.
Honda returned to Formula 1 in 2015 with McLaren but, after three unsuccessful seasons, parted ways with the Woking team and instead joined the Red Bull family, signing with junior team Toro Rosso.
Showing signs of improvement, Red Bull also opted to race Honda power with that new partnership claiming its first F1 grand prix win in Austria on Sunday.
It was Honda’s first F1 triumph in 13 years.
Honda have yet to commit to the sport beyond next year with Verstappen’s winning coming as Honda reportedly held high-level talks with Red Bull at the F1 team’s home track.
Asked how F1’s proposed 2021 regulations would affect Honda’s decision, the company’s F1 managing director Masashi Yamamoto told Autosport: “It’s a little bit related.
In the wake of Sunday’s Austrian GP, Autosport spoke with Red Bull team boss Christian Horner about his thoughts on continuing with Honda into 2021 and beyond, he replied: “There have been discussions throughout the day, and there are some executives from Honda here.