Brawn: Red Bull will be weakened by latest F1 moves 19 November, 2013 Peter Prodromou with Sebastian Vettel on the Barcelona podium, 2011 World Champions Red Bull have been weakened, and Ferrari and McLaren strengthened, by Formula 1’s latest technical staff movements. Mercedes boss Ross Brawn, who said the dominant Champions will miss the input of aerodynamics chief Peter Prodromou, who has been signed to join McLaren. “I don’t think any team can lose someone of that experience and calibre without it having some impact,” Brawn is quoted by the Guardian. Another move that will have an impact, Brawn added, is James Allison’s switch from Lotus to Ferrari. “James Allison has gone from Lotus having designed a very good car there, to Ferrari, and I am sure next year [Ferrari’s] car will be a lot better,” he said. “That’s the nature of the business. It happens in Formula 1 all the time. Red Bull are where they are because they took Adrian [Newey] out of McLaren. It’s the nature of Formula 1.” (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsHorner claims Renault is 75 bhp down on MercedesMarko: Lauda made a direct offer to NeweyHorner: We want to beat Mercedes fair and squareRed Bull not interested in switch to Mercedes powerRed Bull big boss doubts they can catch MercedesRed Bull war of words with Mercedes shifts into high gearMarko: We’re amazed by aggressiveness that Mercedes used to argue against usMercedes W05 on par with Newey’s Red Bull RB10 believes CostaMarko accuses Rosberg of not using his mirrors in QualifyingLauda is convinced that Red Bull will bounce back ZombieF1 If Newey is the case, then why he failed miserably during Schumi’s era and pre Vettel RBR? McLarenfan Adrian Newey left McLaren to join Red Bull due to Ron not giving him freedom to work on the cars to the degree that Red Bull have. Ron was always curtailing Adrian’s creative side. Then along came Red Bull who have let him be free to design and evolve the RB range to the car they have now. I do see what Ross is saying as even Adrian must have people who he bats information off. Red Bull is a collective like many teams are it only takes removing one of the chain to make it weaker. Robb @ Zombie It sounds like you’re trying to say the Red bull car is no better than the rest, and that Seb’s success is solely down to his brilliance. I think the people who believe that are as delusional as the people who think Seb is just an average driver in a great car. fools Coming from Brawn….a multiple team boss Champion…its not alarming what he said but certainly believable.