Mercedes and Red Bull reach agreement over staff appointment

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Mercedes has announced they reached an agreement regarding Ben Hodgkinson’s move from Mercedes’ to Red Bull’s engine division in 2022.

Back in April of 2021 Red Bull announced Mercedes’ Head of Mechanical Engineering at Mercedes High Performance Powertrains, Ben Hodkinson, has agreed to join Red Bull to become the Technical Director of their new engine division – Red Bull Powertrains.

At the time is was unknown when Hodkinson would be able to start in his new position, as his contractual terms with Mercedes needed to be fulfilled.

Well, Mercedes has now announced that an agreement has been reached.


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“Mercedes F1 and Red Bull F1 today reached an agreement regarding the appointment of Ben Hodgkinson,” Mercedes wrote in a statement.

“Under the terms of that agreement, Ben, who joined Mercedes in August 2001, will be free to join Red Bull Powertrains from 24 May 2022.”

Hodkinson has worked for Mercedes’ F1 engine division for 20 years and has been head of mechanical engineering since 2017.

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