Red Bull facing long wait for engine staff

MAY 10, 2021

Red Bull facing long wait for engine staff

Max Verstappen, Portuguese GP 2021
© Red Bull

It will be "a long time" before many of Red Bull's new engine department recruits can start work.

That is the word from Toto Wolff, as Mercedes reels from the loss of at least 15 members of its ultra-successful F1 engine operations at Brixworth.

"Some of them cannot to go the new company, Red Bull Powertrains, before the end of 2023 - so a long time," the Mercedes team boss told Sky Deutschland.

Red Bull's Dr Helmut Marko said earlier in Barcelona that Mercedes will struggle to replace many of the defectors because about 10 of them are "managers".

However, Wolff insists: "The majority were not performance people, they were production people."

And the Mercedes team chief suggested he is also planning to step up the new engine 'battlefield' with Red Bull.

"We knew that Red Bull was taking this seriously, but so do we," said Wolff. "Let's see what we can think of."

(GMM)

Other stories for MAY 10, 2021

RACE ANALYSIS - THREE TO ONE

STILL A GOOD CHANCE OF VERSTAPPEN TITLE SAYS MARKO

PEREZ LEAVES VERSTAPPEN ON HIS OWN AGAIN

HAMILTON WANTS TO START 2022 CONTRACT TALKS

AUSTRIA COULD HOST SECOND F1 RACE IN 2021

F1 NOT RULING OUT BARCELONA CHICANE AXE

BARCELONA KNEELING NOT FOR BLACK LIVES MATTER SAYS MAZEPIN

UNDERVALUING FERRARI PROGRESS A SHAME

RED BULL FACING LONG WAIT FOR ENGINE STAFF

RED BULL'S BENDY REAR WING IS LEGAL SAYS HORNER