AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Acura is back in Formula 1! Returning to the pinnacle of motorsports for the first time in more than a decade, Acura livery will appear on the rear wings of the Red Bull Racing Honda and Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda Formula 1 cars for the Aramco United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas Oct. 22-24. Celebrating its role as the performance division of Honda in North America, Acura also will appear on the driving suits and helmet visors of Red Bull drivers Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez and Scuderia AlphaTauri drivers Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda during the race weekend.
- "It's very special to have Acura become part of our partnership with Red Bull Racing Honda and Scuderia AlphaTauri Hondafor the United States Grand Prix 2021," says Masashi Yamamoto, Honda F1's Managing Director.
- From 1989 to 1992, Honda F1 drivers including Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost wore Acura visors at the Canadian and U.S. Grand Prix.
- Most recently, Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello displayed the Acura logo on their visors for the 2007 Canadian Grand Prix.
- Acura also won its first-ever overall victory at the grueling Rolex 24 of Daytona this year, with the Acura ARX-05 piloted by Wayne Taylor Racing.