Red Bull reacts to losing senior engineers to Mercedes

Pierre Wache

Pierre Wache

In the wake of two Red Bull senior engineers defecting to Mercedes, the World Champions have reacted rapidly by promoting internally.

The team released a statement announcing: “Infiniti Red Bull Racing is pleased to advise that Pierre Waché, Chief Engineer, Car Performance, will take over responsibility for the Vehicle Dynamics department for the team with immediate effect.”

“Having been recruited twelve months ago, Pierre joined the team from Sauber in June and is now well positioned to take on this new role. ”

The statement added, “The team would like to thank Mark Ellis and Giles Wood for their contribution and wish them well for the future.” (Red Bull F1)

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  • McLarenfan

    I think Red Bull are pissed at Merc

  • The Pessimist

    What goes around comes around especially in Formula one, Red Bull have the resources to poach top engineers from other teams and this may well happen once the new season starts.

  • captain tortuga

    @pessimist, what goes around comes around.. but merc buying from RB is the ‘coming around’

    You forgot how RB got to the top? thats right by buying out key-persons from other teams.

    They are not the first and certainly also not the last team to do so.

  • Stewy33

    Good for Red Bull! Nothing says you have full ability in your team when you premote from within and not out source.