After the announcement that Honda, the current supplier of engines for Red Bull, would leave the category at the end of 2021, the Austrian team announced the creation of a company for the self-development of Japanese power units, Red Bull Powertrines, which accordingly bullfighting The major, Christian Horner, is the largest investment the team has made since it emerged in the early 2000s.
“Red Bull has probably made the biggest investment in Formula 1 since acquiring the Jaguar team in 2004,” Horner told British channel Sky Sports.
“We built a new campus and the newest addition to this campus will bring the engine-related business here in Milton Keynes, creating a new facility tailored to house the best engineering talent in the business, with the future as the main focus There will be rules “, followed.
“This offers the chance to fully integrate the power unit with the chassis development part. Apart from Ferrari, we will be the only team to design and manufacture the engine and chassis under one roof.”
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The ambitious project, which will take care of the power units for Red Bull from 2022, has already done a lot of talking, especially since the team has not made efforts to hire Ben Hodgkinson, the Mercedes engineering chief who is on the Anglo team Was measured In the last 20 years.
Despite the recent pinpicks by Red Bull consultant, Helmut Marco, for the ‘cap’ given to the opponent, Horner reduced the hiring by withdrawing the option based on the talent of the contracted engineer. “Apparently, Mercedes is doing a great job, not only in the hybrid era of the last seven years, but before that the V8’s engine here in the UK and named after Ben.” [Hodgkinson] Fully surfaced ”, he concluded.