Surprising no one, Red Bull Racing have confirmed a “multiyear” deal to run works Honda engines in Formula One from the 2019 season. Having used the partnership between Honda and Red Bull sister outfit Toro Rosso to access the potential of such a move, Red Bull have today confirmed an agreement has been put in place to use Japanese Honda power from the start of next season, drawing to a close the very successful 12-year relationship between the Austrian outfit and current engine supplier Renault. As well as making a move to Red Bull, Honda will continue to supply junior team Toro Rosso for the foreseeable future, an arrangement that Honda believe will help the struggling manufacturer learn and develop faster than has been the case since their return to Formula One back in 2015. Speaking of the newly confirmed deal, Hondas Takahiro Hachigo said: "Having two teams means we can access twice as much data as previously. "We believe that working with both Toro Rosso and Red Bull Racing will allow us to get closer to our goal of winning races and championships, building two strong partnerships. "Discussions proceeded very quickly, thanks to Red Bull’s open and respectful attitude towards Honda, leading to a deal that is fair and equitable for all parties." Red Bull and Renault have secured an impressive 57 Grand Prix victories and four double World Championships since starting their partnership together, however with the French concern now running their own team, plus a new partnership with McLaren for the 2018 season, Christian Horner believes a move to a dedicated manufacturer support package is the best way for Red Bull to once again fight at the front of the grid, whilst still praising Renault for the success the two outfits have achieved together in recent years: "We would like to thank Renault for the past 12 years, a period during which we experienced some incredible moments together," said Horner. "We have sometimes had our differences but Renault has always worked tirelessly and to the best of its ability to provide us with a competitive power unit." The question is, can Red Bull fight at the front with Honda power, and will the announcement today have an influence on the contract negotiations for star driver Daniel Ricciardo? Check the Formula One Sub Forum here at RaceDepartment for more news and discussion as it happens. Get yourself involved today and join in with the community! Like what you see here at RaceDepartment? Don't forget to like, subscribe and follow us on social media! RaceDepartment YouTube RaceDepartment Twitter RaceDepartment Facebook RaceDepartment Twitch RaceDepartment Instagram Good move, or risky decision? Let us know in the comments below!