Red Bull reacts to losing senior engineers to Mercedes 21 December, 2013 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) Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsHorner happy to have Illien working with RenaultTost: Talented fighter Kvyat can become top F1 driverHorner: Newey very much involved in design of 2015 carHorner: If things are left as they are Renault could be pushed outVettel: Newey said no to me testing for Ferrari in Abu DhabiTodt rubbishes Red Bull’s twin-turbo planMallya: Red Bull cheats on the regulationsNewey says all F1 cars’ front wings flexingHorner claims Renault is 75 bhp down on MercedesRed Bull: Engine freeze situation is ridiculous 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.