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‘Hodgkinson tried to take Merc PU staff to Red Bull'

Ben Hodgkinson has been talking to his Mercedes colleagues, trying to persuade them to follow him to Red Bull, claim Corriere dello Sport. With Formula 1 backing an early engine freeze, which runs from 2022 to the end of 2024, Red Bull created ‘Red Bull Powertrains' to take over and run the Honda engines from next year onwards. Needing to staff that division, team boss Christian Horner said he wanted only the 'right talent and the best talent' to join with the team before confirming that Hodgkinson would be joining from Mercedes. 'We are delighted to welcome Ben to Red Bull Powertrains as Technical Director,' Horner said. 'He comes to this hugely exciting project as a proven race...
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