Red Bull have no interest in letting Dan Fallows, their Head of Aerodynamics, leave early to join Aston Martin.
Fallows is confirmed as joining Aston Martin as their new Technical Director, replacing the promoted Andrew Green, but that move may not happen until 2023 at the end of his current Red Bull contract. Speaking over the Austrian weekend, Red Bull boss Christian Horner made it clear they have no intention of letting their man go early.
"Our situation with Dan is really clear," Horner told select members of the media, including RacingNews365.
"He's working on the car, he's working on next year's cars, he's still got a significant amount of time, he only signed a contract at the end of last year.
"So there's a significant period of time before mid-23 comes up sowe'll obviously keep him busy during the time, during the rest of his contract."
Aston Martin team boss Otmar Szafnauer is more optimistic that they can get their hands on Fallow earlier than having to see out his full Red Bull contract.
"We'll see when he turns up, he's still under contract with Red Bull," Szafnauer told Sky Sports F1.
"I don't know how much longer they're gonna keep him working on this year's car.
Two years? Yeah, I doubt it'll be two years. It'll be something shorter than that. But, we'll work through the timing to get him to come over as soon as we can."