With Honda retired, Red Bull will build the same engine for next season. And Mercedes is the absolute king of Formula 1, and team boss Christian Horner must have thought too. After “head of mechanical engineering” Ben Hodgkinson was transferred from Mercedes earlier, Red Bull stole a handful of technicians from the big contender this week.
Partly because the Japanese are often known to be loyal to their employer, and a large number of employees will have to relocate to the factory in Milton Keynes, Red Bull Racing is looking a little further. “It is very clear. If you want to start your own engine plant in the UK, you have to look at the people around you and they will come to us automatically,” said Wolff Motorsport.com.
“We have about 900 employees and if more than 15 of them take over, that’s pretty normal. But they’re mainly looking for employees who work in production, not development. I think they want to build their own business. But I respect the project, like they’re going to climb Mount Everest. I’m looking forward to a duel with the engines of Red Bull “. How many of its employees has Red Bull contacted? “I think they got close to about 100 people, and they brought maybe 15.”