Red Bull appoints former Mercedes engineer as Technical director of Red Bull Powertrains

Ben Hodgkinson, former Head of Mechanical Engineering at Mercedes, is being appointed as the Technical director for the Red Bull racing.

Written by- Divyank Rane, Edited by Tanishka Vashee

Ben has spent the last 20 years with the dominant Mercedes and has now  taken up a new challenge with the newly formed Red Bull Powertrains – their recently established engine division.

The date of Joining is yet to be announced, as for now, he is still committed to Mercedes. He will be primarily focusing on Red Bull’s engine for 2025.

“Ben’s appointment signals our long term intent and we will support him and his team with every available resource required in order to succeed”, says Christian Horner.

“When Red Bull announced the creation of Red Bull Powertrains it was also announcing a new phase of the company’s ambition in Formula 1 – to bring every aspect in the car design in-house and to put our destiny in our own hands. The ultimate expression of that is the development of a Red Bull power unit to meet the next generation of Formula 1 engine regulations”

Hodgkinson added “I’m extremely excited to be joining Red Bull Powertrains as Technical Director. It was not easy to leave Mercedes HPP after almost 20 years but the opportunity to take on such a far-reaching and important project is a great honour.”

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