Andy Cowell could be the new member of Red Bull’s poaching list from Mercedes, as they are stepping up their operations in 2022.
Red Bull is set to make changes in their operations, as they would be handling their own power unit operations from the 2022 exit with Honda’s exit.
Meaning, Red Bull would be adding up people into their setup, and the Milton Keynes-based team has already poached six men from Mercedes’ engineering team, and Horner thinks the total migration from Mercedes could reach 50.
And now, it has been speculated by Auto Motor und Sport that Andy Cowell, who was instrumental behind the design of Mercedes’ V6 engine in the hybrid era, might change his alliance to Red Bull.
The Mercedes engine designed under the leadership of Cowell has been responsible for the Brackley-based team’s absolute dominance in Formula for the past seven years.
Andy Cowell is not going to Red Bull, claims Toto Wolff
As recent as the Monaco Grand Prix, Wolff has told that Cowell is not going to Red Bull, as he is constantly in touch with him, and received no signals.
“Obviously, there’s a lot of media traction on these topics and with personnel joining obviously this new venture,” Horner told reporters. “But I can say I was surprised to read a story this morning that apparently Andy had agreed to join us because that isn’t the case.”
“It would be a great surprise,” Wolff responded. “Because it would mean it’s different to what we have discussed. But nothing stops him from taking any decision, whether he continues on his entrepreneurial journey or returns to Formula 1 in a different role.
“I speak to Andy every week about different things and for me it doesn’t seem he’s going to Red Bull. But in this sport, we’ve seen many black swans, so at the moment what I think? He’s not going there.”