This is interesting and we will have to see how the story goes in 2021. Here is what I see on the surface of things.Just_a_fan wrote: ↑Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:24 pmBegs the question of how much they'll help. Would they give them engines but not have their name mentioned at all? Would they help Red Bull develop the engine with a third party? It's a heck of a thing to say "we'll help in any way we can" having just pulled out of the game. It throws up a huge number of questions and scenarios.Zynerji wrote: ↑Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:34 pmhttps://www.motorsportweek.com/2020/10/ ... fter-2021/
Sounds like Honda is willing to help RBR even after they leave...
1. Development frozen in 2022. Tinkering to make something better is different than innovation. If Honda believes they have achieved and learned what they can out of the current formula, make sense to leave.
2. This part may need others to help. I am making an assumption here; with budget cap, to the teams, it does not apply to RB-T. Having the technology transfer to RB-T makes integration easier and RB can move resources and budget to RB-T.
3. Cost to improving and maintaining is cheaper than developing. Honda could help as a technological partner such as consulting or provide a team to service the PU in season.
All speculation but it is an option assuming the relationship between RB and Honda is in a good place (They work together in many different series).