Aston Martin has decided not to follow Red Bull by building its own F1 engine.
Porsche is reportedly still looking for a partner for 2026, but Auto Motor und Sport reports that Aston Martin has ruled out a collaboration because it would damage its brand.
At the same time, Lawrence Stroll-owned Aston Martin were considering designing and building their own F1 power unit for the 2026 F1 regulations.
Aston Martin F1 team principal Mike Clack said: “Having assessed all the resources we need and the situation for the coming years, we have determined that we are very happy with our current powertrain supplier.
“Therefore, we have decided not to follow up.”
Fernando Alonso, who has just joined Aston Martin from the Alpine F1 team, was also impressed driving the Mercedes F1 power unit for the first time in Abu Dhabi last week.
“I was a little concerned when they gave me the mileage on the engine,” said Alonso.
“I said this figure is a bit high by my standards.”
“But the engine was definitely great.”