Aston Martin boss Mike Krack has revealed how Mercedes reacted to news of the team's switch to Honda from the 2026 Formula 1 season.
The Silver Arrows currently act as the British squad's engine supplier, a relationship that has been in place for several years through the team's prior guises as Racing Point and Force India.
This will come to an end when Aston Martin's new partnership with Honda begins, marking the Japanese company's full return to the sport after they officially left F1 at the end of 2021.
Krack says that Mercedes responded to this news in a "very professional" manner.
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Mercedes' reaction to Aston Martin-Honda partnership
When asked how Mercedes reacted to Aston Martin's decision to partner with Honda, Krack told media, including RacingNews365.com: "Very professional, as you would expect.
"They understand our situation. They understand that, as a team, we want to take the next step."
Krack has praised Mercedes not only for the way in which they responded to the news, but also for their efficiency during their relationship with Aston Martin.
"I am full of admiration about not only how they handle [the news], but also what we have received in all these years so far," the Team Principal added.
"It's super reliable, a super competitive product, and I'm quite confident that it will stay the same for the next two and a half years."
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