Helmut Marko has explained how Red Bull managed to sign Ben Hodgkinson who has been the Head of Mechanical Engineering at Mercedes' engine department at Brixworth since 2017.
Hodkinson will become Red Bull's new technical director and Marko has revealed more high-profile figures will join the team.
"The decisive thing is, we didn't have to persuade him at all," Marko told F1 Insider. "Ben applied independently through our advertisement.
"Mercedes is now trying everything they legally can do to delay the start of his work. But it won't take as long as Mercedes would like.
"He is not the only one who wants to join us. There are also other high-profile figures, whose names I cannot yet give.
"I know only one thing: if Niki Lauda were still alive, we would not have been able to do this."