“Focused at being a Red Bull engine” – Christian Horner has revealed plans for Red Bull Powertrains, and how it will match Ferrari in one regard.
Red Bull plans to be only the second team after Ferrari to have an in-house manufacturing unit, and Christian Horner is committed to making it happen.
Did someone say FREEZE?! ✋ Introducing Red Bull Powertrains Limited – Powering the Team from 2022 💪 #ChargeOn 🤘
— Red Bull Racing Honda (@redbullracing) February 15, 2021
The Red Bull Powertrains is being assembled at their base in Milton Keynes, and to support its development, quality hiring is underway. The first of it has been the recruitment of Mercedes Engineering Head Ben Hodgkinson.
“We are assembling an exceptionally talented group of people together and we are only at the beginning of that journey. In terms of what the engine will be badged, at this point in time, it is clearly focused on being a Red Bull engine.
“It is a big challenge but it is an exciting challenge and it is one we have fully embraced. Other than Ferrari, it makes us the only team to produce both the chassis and engine in-house and has a fully integrated solution between both technical teams. That is particularly exciting and attractive.
“We have, effectively, a soft landing thanks to the IP usage that we have a principle agreement with Honda for. It is exciting times. It puts Red Bull in a truly unique situation to have everything housed on one campus under one roof and to make use of those synergies. With cost caps potentially coming in for powertrains, it makes that achievable for a company such as our own.”