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Red Bull continues to recruit from Mercedes: another headliner brought in?

Red Bull continues to recruit from Mercedes: another headliner brought in?

12 August - 16:43 Last update: 18:48
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It was recently announced that Red Bull Racing had recruited yet another Mercedes head in the person of Phil Prew, the former chief engineer of the German outfit. According to Motorsport.com, however, it doesn't stop there and Christian Horner's team is looking to recruit even more people from the Mercedes workforce.

Red Bull to bring in Mercedes chief again?

Nigel McKinley, team principal of the thermo-fluid simulation, is also expected to move to Red Bull. McKinley might not be the last name to make the switch from Mercedes to Red Bull either, as the Austrian racing team has been recruiting for some time now for employees with experience in Formula 1. Ben Hodgkinson, former head of mechanical engineering in Mercedes' engine department, has already moved to Red Bull Powertrains.

Hodgkinson was one of several dozen staff members who moved from Mercedes to Red Bull's engine project. The most recent name to make the move is Prew, who team principal Christian Horner has praised. He called the recruitment of the former Mercedes chief a 'statement of intent' of where Red Bull wants to be with the powerplant the team is developing.

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