Rumor: Red Bull poaches key Mercedes Engine man is rumoring that Mercedes engineering chief, Owen Jones, has been poached by Red Bull.

Jones worked closely at Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains with Andy Cowell, who was responsible for the hugely impressive Mercedes V6 turbo-hybrid engines and decided to walk away from Formula 1 in 2020.

It marks another key signing for Red Bull, who have also hired Ben Hodgkinson, Head of Mechanical Engineering at Mercedes HPP, to become Technical Director at Red Bull’s equivalent department.