The Austrian has confirmed {that a} deal has now been agreed for Honda to proceed to provide the drink firm’s two F1 groups in 2022 and past.

Nevertheless, the association will solely go forward if the proposed energy unit improvement freeze is launched – and Marko harassed that if it would not occur, the vitality drink firm will “drastically rethink its F1 scenario”.

Honda introduced firstly of October that it’ll cease its official involvement within the sport on the finish of 2021, so as to swap its assets to new street automobile applied sciences.

With Renault the one different apparent various, Purple Bull’s administration pursued discussions about retaining and rebadging Honda’s energy models in 2022.

From the beginning Purple Bull made it clear that if it took on Honda’s expertise it might not have the ability to pursue the same old improvement programme over the remaining life of the present energy unit method.

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New guidelines are on account of come into drive in 2026, though they could be introduced ahead by a season.

A improvement freeze from 2022, which might additionally permit all of the producers to change focus to the yet-to-be-finalised new guidelines, has been underneath dialogue over the previous 4 months.

Mercedes has indicated its assist for such a transfer, however Ferrari and Renault have been opposed, amid discussions on how all 4 energy models may pretty be aligned underneath a freeze.

Marko says that the settlement with Honda is now awaiting the inexperienced gentle.

“Every thing has been clarified between us,” he informed German publication Auto Motor und Sport.

“The timing is mounted. Everyone seems to be within the beginning blocks. However there will not be an okay till we’ve got written proof from the FIA that the event cease on the engine aspect is coming.”

“We’re ready for the FIA’s resolution. There ought to be clarification on that subsequent week.”

Marko insisted {that a} energy unit freeze can be logical given the game’s general concentrate on chopping spending.

“We’ve a price cap,” he stated. “We’re discussing a restriction and discount in driver salaries. Solely with the engines the whole lot is to stay additional open.

“What’s extra, the pattern is clearly for the brand new engine laws to be introduced ahead to 2025. Sadly, this engine was such a price driver. Investing much more in it now is not sensible.”

He added: “For F1, it is a very clear widespread sense resolution. The engine freeze is an important factor.

“The so-called security internet of alignment will definitely be harder. But when the event freeze is there, the entire challenge is already simpler for us to deal with.”

Marko made it clear that if the Honda deal would not occur, the futures of Purple Bull Racing and AlphaTauri could possibly be unsure.

“That might imply Purple Bull must drastically rethink its F1 scenario. This isn’t a blackmail.

“For pure widespread sense and price causes, an engine freeze is the one manner ahead with these unlucky energy models.”

Requested if there’s a Plan B he stated: “No, there is not.”

Extra reporting by Maria Reyer