Prodromou may snub McLaren and remain with Red Bull

Peter Prodromou with Sebastian Vettel on the Barcelona podium in 2011

Peter Prodromou with Sebastian Vettel on the Barcelona podium, 2011

Peter Prodromou may not, after all, defect from Red Bull to McLaren as has been widely reported.

McLaren is said to have signed Red Bull’s highly-rated aerodynamics chief late last year, but the reigning World Champions then insisted that Prodromou’s full contract be honoured, which would see Prodroumou remain at Milton Keynes until the end of 2014.

Now, the German-language Speed Week reports that Red Bull has used that time wisely in trying to convince the Briton to stay put.

“The story is circulating that Prodromou has changed his mind and now wants to stay with Red Bull,” the report said.

Prodromou, however, signed a binding contract with McLaren last October. A legal battle may ensue unless the great Woking team is prepared to accept a financial settlement. (GMM)

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  • ninjamonk

    I expect he would signed a contract that is legally binding but if he doesn’t want to go I can’t see McLaren wanting to work for them. If he wants to stay put I am guessing McLaren could enforce gardening leave on him for the length of his contract.

  • Peres Mircea

    Mclaren should keep him out of the business for the contract years.

  • Hugo Lafreniere

    That’s what I’d do. The guy would never work again until the end of his McLaren contract.

  • Hugo Lafreniere

    Quantum was a farce to begin with. As for Checo, most contracts have clauses where a team can kick a driver out if a certainperformance threshold is not met. The same type of clauses also proctects drivers, BTW, who can thus leave if the team fails to deliver.