Welcome at RN365

You are logged in. Benefit directly from all the benefits of your account:

  • Share your thoughts and opinions about F1
  • Win fantastic prizes
  • Get access to our premium content
  • Take advantage of more exclusive benefits

Welcome at RN365

Become part of the largest racing community in the United Kingdom. Create your free account now!

  • Share your thoughts and opinions about F1
  • Win fantastic prizes
  • Get access to our premium content
  • Take advantage of more exclusive benefits
fri 26 mar - sun 28 mar
  • 1 HAM LAP 56
  • 2 VER + 0.745
  • 3 BOT + 37.383
ita
fri 16 apr - sun 18 apr
  • 1 VER LAP 63
  • 2 HAM + 22.000
  • 3 NOR + 23.702
bhr
por
fri 30 apr - sun 02 may
  • 1 HAM LAP 66
  • 2 VER + 29.148
  • 3 BOT + 33.530
ita
esp
fri 07 may - sun 09 may
  • 1 HAM LAP 66
  • 2 VER + 15.841
  • 3 BOT + 26.610
por
mco
thu 20 may - sun 23 may
  • 1 VER LAP 78
  • 2 SAI + 8.968
  • 3 NOR + 19.427
esp
aze
fri 04 jun - sun 06 jun
  • 1 PER LAP 51
  • 2 VET + 1.385
  • 3 GAS + 2.762
mco
fra
fri 18 jun - sun 20 jun
  • 1 VER LAP 53
  • 2 HAM + 2.904
  • 3 PER + 8.811
aze
aut
fri 25 jun - sun 27 jun

F1 standings

  • 1 VER 131
  • 2 HAM 119
  • 3 PER 84
FP1 fri 25 jun
FP2 fri 25 jun
FP3 sat 26 jun
Quali sat 26 jun
Race sun 27 jun
fra
aut
fri 02 jul - sun 04 jul
Quali sat 03 jul
Race sun 04 jul
aut
gbr
fri 16 jul - sun 18 jul
Quali fri 16 jul
formula.subevent.squali sat 17 jul
Race sun 18 jul
aut
hun
fri 30 jul - sun 01 aug
Quali sat 31 jul
Race sun 01 aug
gbr
bel
fri 27 aug - sun 29 aug
Quali sat 28 aug
Race sun 29 aug
hun
nld
fri 03 sep - sun 05 sep
Quali sat 04 sep
Race sun 05 sep
bel
ita
fri 10 sep - sun 12 sep
Quali sat 11 sep
Race sun 12 sep
nld
rus
fri 24 sep - sun 26 sep
Quali sat 25 sep
Race sun 26 sep
ita
sgp
fri 01 oct - sun 03 oct
Quali sat 02 oct
Race sun 03 oct
rus
jpn
fri 08 oct - sun 10 oct
Quali sat 09 oct
Race sun 10 oct
sgp
usa
fri 22 oct - sun 24 oct
Quali sat 23 oct
Race sun 24 oct
jpn
mex
fri 29 oct - sun 31 oct
Quali sat 30 oct
Race sun 31 oct
usa
bra
fri 05 nov - sun 07 nov
Quali sat 06 nov
Race sun 07 nov
mex
aus
fri 19 nov - sun 21 nov
Quali sat 20 nov
Race sun 21 nov
bra
sau
fri 03 dec - sun 05 dec
Quali sat 04 dec
Race sun 05 dec
aus
are
fri 10 dec - sun 12 dec
Quali sat 11 dec
Race sun 12 dec
sau
Start Styrian GP
Days
Hour
Min.
Sec.
Red Bull Racing

Why more Mercedes staff will switch to Red Bull

Mercedes took a big blow when Red Bull announced that it was hiring another five people from its German rival. However, this might not be the end of the saga.

Red Bull have revealed that they have hired a further five personnel from Mercedes for its new in-house power unit, bringing the total number to come over from the German company to six including technical director Ben Hodgkinson. And the switches won't stop there.

The team have always indicated that they are looking for the best minds in motorsport to staff the development efforts, and the United Kingdom is a perfect fishing ground.

And of course, no one can ignore the achievements of Mercedes' Brixworth-based engine output, which over the past few seasons in F1 has more than demonstrated its prowess and of the talent working there.

RacingNews365.com understands that even more people are set to join the Red Bull Powertrains team shortly, with a number of joiners from different companies, but also more staff from Mercedes.

The threshold for Mercedes staff to join the Red Bull outfit is low. The Milton Keynes factory is only 50km from the German manufacturers site, meaning that staff don't have to uproot their entire lives to switch roles.

That explains why Red Bull is a good alternative option. But why would the personnel want to leave the dominant team in the championship?

Red Bull is known to be very generous with its employees. All the new team members had long careers with Mercedes, which suggests they had a good time there as well, but Red Bull can offer things that Mercedes cannot.

For the time being, the planned new engine to be developed will only be placed in the back of Red Bull and AlphaTauri cars, while Mercedes power units are currently constructed both for the team and customers such as Aston martin, McLaren and Williams. The kind of exclusivity and focussed-design path that Red Bull can offer could be a factor in switching sides.

The feeling of exclusivity is also reinforced by Red Bull becoming only the second team in the sport to bring the entirety of the car under one roof, from the chassis to the engine and everything in between.

Moreover, if you were already looking for a new challenge, now is a good time in F1 to look for it.

Engine development is set to be frozen in the coming years, meaning that the current power units on the grid are unlikely to see further investment. Meanwhile the new engine, which is set to be introduced in 2025 or 2026, has yet to be designed a developed, with even the rules governing the units yet to be set in stone.

That also makes it possible for current Mercedes staff to take the leave they need before going to work for a competitor. If they don't start until the end of 2022, as is the case of Hodgkinson, that is timely enough.

0 comments

    x