Even more Mercedes staff heading to Red Bull

Another wave of Mercedes’ engine staff are set to join six of their colleagues in defecting to the new Red Bull Powertrains project. Marko said he would “certainly not” be trying to better those offers. “I think they approached about a hundred engineers but were able to get only 15 of them,” Mercedes team boss Wolff said in Barcelona. While Wolff played down the defection of less than 2 percent of Mercedes’ engine workforce, Red Bull’s Christian Horner said he is “very pleased” with the fruits of the recruitment drive. “I remember when people said a company that makes an energy drink will not be able to make a chassis,” he smiled.

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