New Red Bull recruit: "It was not easy to make the decision to leave Mercedes"

23-04-2021 13:09 | Updated: 23-04-2021 14:09
New Red Bull recruit: It was not easy to make the decision to leave Mercedes

Ben Hodgkinson is very honoured that Red Bull Racing have chosen him as the new Technical Director of Red Bull Powertrains. It was difficult to end the Mercedes chapter, but he is looking forward to the new challenges that lie ahead.

“I’m extremely excited to be joining Red Bull Powertrains as Technical Director," Hodgkinson said in Red Bull Racing's press release.

Red Bull hits the ground running

The former Head of Engineering at Mercedes brings a lot of experience and expertise to Red Bull Powertrains, although it wasn't easy saying goodbye to his employer of the past two decades. "It was not easy to make the decision to leave HPP [Mercedes] after almost 20 years but the opportunity to take on such a far-reaching and important project is a great honour.

Hodgkinson will be involved in the development of the 2025 engine. During that season, the new regulations for power units make their entry into Formula 1. "Red Bull is a serious player in Formula One and have been our biggest rival in the hybrid era, so I’m looking forward to seeing what we can achieve together in this new phase of the company’s journey," he concluded. 

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