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Enthusiasts Red Bulls Engine Program: Personnel Search is running at full speed

20:05  22 april  2021
20:05  22 april  2021 Source:   motorsport-total.com

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Teamchef Christian Horner wird auch CEO der Motorenabteilung von Red Bull © Motorsport Images Team boss Christian Horner is also CEO of the engine department of Red Bull

for Red Bull started this week a new chapter in Formula 1. At the headquarters of the team in Milton Keynes took place The laying of the foundation stone for the new, state-of-the-art engine factory, which will take over the use and maintenance of the current Honda engines from the coming year and may be responsible for the long term for the development of a new engine.

For Red Bull, it is probably the greatest investment since the entry into the premier class. The message is clear: the times when the racing team - and the sister team Alphatauri - were dependent on external engine manufacturers, should be over. This is already in search of highly skilled staff.

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"We will use exactly the same philosophy as in our chassis department. The intention is to make sure that we have the right and best people with us, as well as in chassis development," says team boss Christian Horner in the interview with the English-speaking Global Edition of 'Motorsport.com'. So you are looking for an Adrian Newey for engine development.

Geographical proximity as a great trump

Red Bull Powertrains, so the name of the new company, becomes part of the existing facility in Milton Keynes. Only with Ferrari are the chassis factory and the engine department so close to each other. Even Mercedes can not compete with its two plants in Brackley and Brixworth at least geographically, both places are about 45 kilometers apart.

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"At the end of the day, Formula 1 is a team sport. It is a sport of people. And that is one of the fundamental reasons why we build our facility in the middle of the campus in Milton Keynes. We want to make sure it's a smooth cooperation There are between chassis and engine page, "says Horner, which is now also CEO of Red Bull Powertrains.

launched these developments at Red Bull through the announced exit of Motor Partner Honda at the end of the current season. The world championship team from 2010 to 2013 reacted disappointed, especially because now the problem again took days to find a new powertrain.

Red-Bull exit was averted

But a return to Renault came after the quarrels at the end of the last cooperation no longer eligible. Ferrari and Mercedes waved early. The scenario of a red-bull exit seemed to suddenly realistic, before a compromise between all teams was found.

The development of the Power Units is frozen with the start of the season 2022, then the regulations are unchanged until the end of 2024. In return, a completely new engine regulations should be introduced in 2025, which should replace the current Power Units.

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¿PBTAG | StartingGridAnalySEIMOLA2021 | PB¿EN Use of the current Honda engines, which will be further developed by the Japanese until the agreed cut-off date, RED Bull trusted in your own. However, further development, the team made clear, exceeds its own resources and competences.

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With a view to the new regulations from 2025 Red Bull but itself, however, wants to occur as engine manufacturers - or create at least independent conditions to work closely with a manufacturer. Finally, there were rumors that the Volkswagen Group could get in four years and with Red Bull.

, however, is still future music. In the presence, the construction work is now running on the new plant. "It's incredibly exciting," says Horner, who explains that Red Bull will take over Honda staff. "But our goal is to get the right people in the right positions so that the integration with the chassis department is in an efficient way," says Horner.

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