Mercedes poaches two senior engineers from Red Bull
19 December, 2013
Mercedes F1 team has poached two important engineers from Formula 1′s dominant quadruple World Championship team Red Bull, according to the German newspaper Bild.
The report said that vehicle dynamics chief Mark Ellis, and simulation boss Giles Wood, have both been poached by Mercedes.
“Not a nice Christmas surprise for Sebastian Vettel!” correspondent Nicola Pohl surmised.
Both engineers are due to start work at Brackley in June next year.
Statement: “The Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team is pleased to announce two key engineering appointments for the 2014 season. These two newly created roles will further strengthen the team’s technical organisation, particularly in the fields of simulation and vehicle dynamics.”
“Mark Ellis will join the team as Performance Director in June 2014. Giles Wood will take up the position of Chief Engineer, Simulation and Development at the same time. Both new recruits will join Mercedes AMG Petronas from Red Bull Technology.” (GMM)
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