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    Ford Plans Its Return to F1 In 2026

    Each week, our veteran radio news journalist, Laura Reynolds, brings interviews with top auto industry execs to CarPro. You can hear her latest Auto News shorts right here. In a hurry? Then you'll love these 1-2 minute interview segments.

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    Ford will be returning to Formula 1 racing in 2026. Ford is teaming up with Red Bull Powertrains to develop the next-gen hybrid power unit to be used in the 2026 Formula 1 season thru the 2030 season. The power unit is part of the new technical regulations and includes a 350 kilowatt electric motor and a new combustion engine able to completely accept fully sustainable fuels. executive chair Bill Ford says quote, “This is the start of a thrilling new chapter in Ford’s motorsports story that began when my great-grandfather won a race that helped launch our company. Ford, alongside world champions, Oracle Red Bull Racing, is returning to the pinnacle of the sport, bringing Ford’s long tradition of innovation, sustainability and electrification to one of the world’s most visible stages.” End quote. It’s been more than 20 years since Ford lasts participated in Formula 1. For more information on these and other stories visit CarPro.com With Today’s Auto News, I’m Laura Reynolds.   

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