While fighting for the title of the F1 of this season, Red Bull also think about the future. Mainly in Red Bull Powertrains, the new company that he created to prepare his own engines since Honda, your current supplier, will be leaving the category at the end of the year.
In addition to acquiring the intellectual property of the Japanese power units and commissioning seven test benches, it is shaping its staff of specialists, which would be made up of more than Per people.
Some have already been hired and many of them come from nothing less than Mercedes, his great rival. Ben hodgkinson, who served as head of engineering for Mercedes High Performance, was the first to join this project and was joined by five other specialists.
This has a lot to do with the new regulations that will enter into force in 2025 and that will mean a change in the current drivers.
According to the specialized magazine Car engine and sport from Germany, Red Bull has already hired 50 employees of the German brand, many of whom will have key roles in your new project.
In an interview with the German medium Helmut Marko, an advisor to Red Bull, provided more details on this new area, mainly in relation to the budget area. “Spending on engines must be well below 82 million euros. The cost of each unit is 1,6 million euros. Also, a turbocharger costs more than a full V8 engine ”, Assured.
On the other hand, rumors continue about the negotiations that Red Bull would hold with Audi y Porsche, who could be your partners in this new stage.