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Red Bull poach another engineer from Mercedes

Red Bull have signed engineer Phil Prew from Mercedes to help inform their work on power units from the 2026 season. Prew has previously worked at McLaren, where he was an understudy to Adrian Newey, before going on to become a race engineer in 2001, working with the likes of Sir Lewis Hamilton, Sergio Perez and Kevin Magnussen. He served as chief engineer at the Woking-based side for three years, before moving over to Brixworth to become an integral part of Mercedes’ high-performance powertrains (HPP) unit. The Briton has now been poached by Red Bull, who have recently built an auxiliary factory in Milton Keynes where their engines in 2026 are expected to be made. READ: This is what...
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