Mercedes to lose up to 15 staff to Red Bull & Lewis Hamilton makes F1 history | GPFans News

Lewis Hamilton made F1 history by becoming the first driver to claim 100 poles after a shoot-out in the Spanish sun with title rival Max Verstappen.

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has revealed rivals Red Bull have poached up to 15 members of staff to work in its new powertrains department.

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  • Too Late
    Too Late29 dagen geleden

    F1 has made this decision, not Merc! F1 cannot afford to have one dominant team.

  • Nipajim
    Nipajim29 dagen geleden

    I heard the bulk of them were tired & embarrassed of Shamiltons Political nonesense ...

  • Willi six
    Willi sixMaand geleden

    "The retaliation time has not yet come " toto wolff

  • Troy Mclore
    Troy McloreMaand geleden

    Well we can all believe it & most of us are sick of it. Get a decent driver in the second car

  • Stefanus Shikongo
    Stefanus ShikongoMaand geleden

    why dont they also try to porch the strategist of merc since they seem to suck at making strategy calls

  • Di M
    Di MMaand geleden

    If RB wanted to compete they could improve themselves instead of trying to BE Mercedes

  • Willi six

    Willi six

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    Tells you something about that team

  • Adam Lake
    Adam LakeMaand geleden

    Mercedes needs to cut 300 million from the budget. A lot of people will lose their jobs. red bull is saving the day. I'm sure Toto is the kind of leader that will be happy his former teammates will have food on the table

  • TMG
    TMGMaand geleden

    I honestly think Horner is being toxic at this point lol. I think he could buy the entire Mercedes team and RedBull would still be a 2nd place team because of Horner. He’s acting low key desperate right now lmao.

  • Di M

    Di M

    Maand geleden

    Yes, exactly

  • Brian Saben
    Brian SabenMaand geleden

    “If you can’t beat them then buy them.” - Red Bull

  • Alone1am
    Alone1amMaand geleden

    Aaaah mercedes if you think money can keep you as a champ then redbull knows this game far better than you. And redbull isnt here for just keeping its car on the grid. RBR is the future of f1. Mercedes with its money can rot in the mid field now

  • TMG

    TMG

    Maand geleden

    Mercedes has never had that “money wins championships” mentality. Boy I sure am glad you don’t have a job in f1. It’s RedBull that has that dumbass mentality.

  • Mason Saw

    Mason Saw

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    You can't buy loyalty so it's good they left. Is the grass greener? Time will tell

  • Vivek Reddy
    Vivek ReddyMaand geleden

    your voice sounds like wait for the disaster lol jk nice video

  • Vynnx A
    Vynnx AMaand geleden

    God dam, the mercedes deepthroating in this comment section is strong. Lmfao.

  • Barry
    BarryMaand geleden

    Red Bull will need them, that Honda unit has never been top draw and the future will see it tumble and Honda will not help, you can be sure of that. The main techs are still at Mercedes as well as Lewis the Alchemist and with TOTO they will Hold the Line. When Lewis retires Russell will slot in and Max's head will explode.

  • 123pni
    123pniMaand geleden

    well if they moved that easily, then they are probably not that high up and don't know much about the secrets of mercedes

  • Alex Poenaru
    Alex PoenaruMaand geleden

    I think Red Bull will hire Bottas in case Russell takes his place

  • KPOP
    KPOPMaand geleden

    RBR lead 1-23&24-60 Mercedes.GP 23-28&60-66 2 Win Sunday

  • CRP
    CRPMaand geleden

    Toto likes this stuff.

  • S. R.
    S. R.Maand geleden

    Now it’s time for Mercedes to buy out max verstappen 😂

  • Sammy

    Sammy

    Maand geleden

    after Lewis retires

  • Jj Manning
    Jj ManningMaand geleden

    I don't know if stealing team members is going to change anything. Unless they end up stealing the goat. I don't see anything changing. And besides verstappen going to Mercedes!

  • XTbum333
    XTbum333Maand geleden

    For all the Maxine fans out there. If the Lewis had a few more laps in that race that Maxine won, the results could have been different.

  • XTbum333

    XTbum333

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    @Vishnu Prasanna And it's ok with me if you go around stupid your whole life.

  • Vishnu Prasanna

    Vishnu Prasanna

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    @XTbum333 okay Sherlock

  • XTbum333

    XTbum333

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    @Dirk de Jong Get real. And my point is The Lewis had a faster car than Maxine. Next time you figure it out yourself.

  • Dirk de Jong

    Dirk de Jong

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    If Lewis had 3 DNF it would be 4 - 0 for Max and i can think of many more if's what is your point ?

  • E. Jay
    E. JayMaand geleden

    Red bull team principal is a snake...he says one thing when the camera is on him....then does shady stuff behind the scenes.....he whines when he looses and try to find dirt on other teams so he can protest and complain

  • Nico Montinola
    Nico MontinolaMaand geleden

    Amazing those 15 engineers will abandon a dominant champion and Mercedes Benz nonetheless! Wasn't Mercedes-Benz paying them enough?

  • Laurent B.
    Laurent B.Maand geleden

    Senna is the GOAT, but Sir Lewis, you are very close.

  • MR Knight

    MR Knight

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    @J5L5M6 BULLS**T!

  • TMG

    TMG

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    Goat of his era.

  • MR Knight

    MR Knight

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    LOL..... SENNA, GOAT?. Only in your frigging white dreams.

  • Jane Gavin
    Jane GavinMaand geleden

    When you put one of the best f1 drivers of all time in the best car of all time things like this happen.

  • abd rahim Wahab
    abd rahim WahabMaand geleden

    Money talks

  • Kng Busy
    Kng BusyMaand geleden

    Toto Wolf!

  • J Rrrr
    J RrrrMaand geleden

    Good time to be a mechanical engineer

  • Sef Kabs
    Sef KabsMaand geleden

    Poach the staff, they poach races & titles

  • Leukfuture
    LeukfutureMaand geleden

    They should buy Sir L Hamilton! Loool...

  • Chief Denis
    Chief DenisMaand geleden

    If red bull are truly running the 2022 pu like Honda said, then they're in for a world of hurt when Mercedes shows up next year

  • Djb94
    Djb94Maand geleden

    Red Bull to Mercedes: am going to have your power unit without asking you for it

  • Djb94
    Djb94Maand geleden

    Red Bull is buying Mercedes technology by recruiting their staff should be a rule about this situation

  • The KitOwl

    The KitOwl

    Maand geleden

    They’ve only poached manufacturing staff so far, so it shouldn’t make much difference to the team.

  • I AM MATTHEW
    I AM MATTHEWMaand geleden

    Is he not suppose to be 'Sir Lewis Hamilton'?

  • Jay ThEkID

    Jay ThEkID

    Maand geleden

    You don’t have to call him Sir. Also I don’t think there was a proper Knighting ceremony due to Covid so everyone isn’t really aware. Sir Lewis himself said getting Knighted wasn’t a concern for him though he was honored. We’re not all British either so we don’t have to follow their cultural norms. Patrick Steward is a Knight but everyone doesn’t call him Sir Patrick all the time outside of the Brits

  • Arsenic

    Arsenic

    Maand geleden

    No, when using the title "Sir" you leave out the surname, so it is Sir Lewis.

  • One Royal Priest
    One Royal PriestMaand geleden

    You can buy the staff all you want but the person making it all happen at the end of the day is LH44

  • Gremmie666

    Gremmie666

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    @Jesus loves you His name is George Russel so its no so called that really is his name.

  • Omar O_O

    Omar O_O

    Maand geleden

    Lol

  • Brian Hardaway

    Brian Hardaway

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    True enough. I can’t imagine Them doing anything different, and when it comes to Drivers abilities, we’ll just say Max isn’t there where the GOAT is yet. He has to learn to manage the tires, push but leave something in the Tank, and when it’s Hammer Time, Max will be seen in the Rear view mirror. Mercedes isn’t worried about Folks leaving, because if You’re not doing it for the Love and just the money, then You have to Do You. Now‘s a Wonderful time to be a Mercedes Tech. Not that RB isn’t Updated, it just might need that answer to the right question, but as was seen 3 x so far, Mercedes is a Team effort, and if Someone is not happy being with a Winning Team, then see you later. It’s the same that Soccer Teams do, and in the end People aren’t really happy, because They realize They Sold Themselves and that’s what Hoe‘s and Bitches do. As long as Lewis, Toto, and James are there, All is not lost.

  • Ricardo

    Ricardo

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    @Jesus loves you a lot of fans think the Mercedes is built and that’s it. Hamilton along with the team improves the car. That’s what a champion does. A novice can drive the same car (Russell) but can he improve it as the year goes by...

  • Jesus loves you

    Jesus loves you

    Maand geleden

    @Arsenic you gotta understand that Lewis car is been built to suit him, He is Part of the Development Team. Even Allision once said that Lewis goes hard with the Mercedes engineers to see that what he request for in his Car is done to suit him. So if Max was to join Mercedes he also will have his own Setup that suits him. Ham is not Just a Driver get that and I also get what you mean, it isnt just the car, it is the Setups and style that suits a driver

  • reck1224
    reck1224Maand geleden

    Red Bull is buying up all the leftovers from Mercedes which clearly they don’t care to retain. I’m afraid they’re beyond scraping. Mercedes are just a notch above.

  • MJM FOX
    MJM FOXMaand geleden

    If you cant beat em join em or steal em. It wont matter. Karma is a MF.

  • Harshit
    HarshitMaand geleden

    So Red Bull is doing BJP out there.🤣 Indian Politics Reference

  • The kidz heart
    The kidz heartMaand geleden

    They may buy the engineers. But what they can't buy is the ideology of Mercedes and that will make more engineer from scrap.

  • The KitOwl

    The KitOwl

    29 dagen geleden

    @Jeremy G all employees of F1 teams have a clause in their contract that if they leave for a rival team , there will a determined length of time before they can start work for said rival. The employees are escorted off the premises the moment they hand their noice in. It’s affectionately called gardening leave.

  • Jeremy G

    Jeremy G

    29 dagen geleden

    @The KitOwl what is gardening leave?

  • The KitOwl

    The KitOwl

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    @Jeremy G the staff that have left aren’t on the development or design side of Mercedes. They are from the manufacturing side of the operation ( casting, milling , CNC etc ) good engineers, but nothing like the catastrophe the media are making it to be. All the staff that have defected will have to serve a considerable amount of gardening leave before they can start work for RB.

  • Jeremy G

    Jeremy G

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    @The KitOwl I'm not a technical guy, what's the difference between the two? Also are they different from performance engineer as well?

  • The KitOwl

    The KitOwl

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    Luckily the engineers who are going to RB are only from the manufacturing side & not the design side.

  • Peter Piper
    Peter PiperMaand geleden

    If you cannot beat them, put the £££ on the table

  • farnaz kakavand
    farnaz kakavandMaand geleden

    Just shows how desperate they are. If Toto wanted to keep them he would 😌

  • Girish Kulkarni
    Girish KulkarniMaand geleden

    What goes around comes around... Mercedes had poached many engineers from Ferrari.. That's how results started showing up and Ferrari losing big

  • Chief Denis

    Chief Denis

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    Definitely not from the pu department, merc pu had always been strong as hell since they entered the sport

  • y1521t21b5
    y1521t21b5Maand geleden

    Well, that's one way to handle the transition to new financial regs....

  • Edilson Santos
    Edilson SantosMaand geleden

    Eintein of velocity 10000000....

  • Prasad Patil
    Prasad PatilMaand geleden

    What if those engineers are trojan horses The gr8 Mercedes master🅱️lan😝🤣

  • Eng Chronicles

    Eng Chronicles

    Maand geleden

    brilliant

  • xpabz
    xpabzMaand geleden

    NLdron channel that shows still pictures not videos.

  • kali naceba
    kali nacebaMaand geleden

    Red bull is changing its name to Mercedes next yeah😂

  • urabus99
    urabus99Maand geleden

    The man they need to buy is L Hamilton.

  • Arsenic

    Arsenic

    Maand geleden

    Max is young and the pressure on his shoulders is immense. Lewis made at least as many mistakes at that age.

  • Buck Rogers

    Buck Rogers

    Maand geleden

    Wait I thought Honda was the all mightt power unit this year? Lol this looks like RB already has accepted defeat.

  • Mozie

    Mozie

    Maand geleden

    Lewis is not for sale !! I hope he remembers how much Mercedes have done for him and of his special relationship with Toto - Toto ! One of the best managers ever!! Horner will stop at nothing to prove he is better than Toto, Get over it ! You will never be better than Toto .

  • Tom Lynch

    Tom Lynch

    Maand geleden

    @Girish Kulkarni dude put lewis in a redbull...he'll be sitting on mercedes. MAX MAKES TOO MANY MISTAKES UNDER PRESSURE look at his career man

  • Girish Kulkarni

    Girish Kulkarni

    Maand geleden

    Car makes a difference Sir

  • Tongoliman
    TongolimanMaand geleden

    Poached 15. Fished for 100. Is the plan to clone a Mercedes Power Unit? And even chassis? Ladies and Gentlemen, put it together for: The Black Silver Arrow. The Green (formerly Pink) Mercedes. The Mclaren Mercedes. The Williams Mercedes. And here comes now the Red Bull Mercedes!

  • Tongoliman

    Tongoliman

    Maand geleden

    @Krishna Patil Thanks for your turnaround. I had indeed seen the piece which is where I drew my account of Toto's reaction to the Red Bull workforce "raid" and he indeed does speculate that the jumpers wouldn't be engaged on the performance side. It of course makes one wonder in light of some of the most key of these technicians being drawn from performance functions now in Merc and of course, as you point out, RB is historically advanced on the chassis side of things. Well, all very interesting speculations but let us wait to see what the reality becomes. Peace brother ✌🏁.

  • Krishna Patil

    Krishna Patil

    Maand geleden

    @Tongoliman okay.. Actually it was Toto who said that, Guys Redbull poached were from manufacturing department.. don't know the details of it.. here are details if u want to check them out.. www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.red-bull-approached-100-mercedes-staff-for-engine-project-and-they-got-15.7KxNFVgooiBYx0ly5uWqru.html

  • Tongoliman

    Tongoliman

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    @Krishna Patil Am totally with you on the all-is-fair-in-war view of this. I was not saying at all that team switching does not happen in Formula 1 or even that it is wrong. How could anyone else see what Red Bull is doing to Mercedes if Toto himself is taking the attitude that: "This is just a battleground such as the one on track". I was rather reacting to the imputation in your remark that the ship-jumpers would not be involved in the design of the PU. ✌

  • Krishna Patil

    Krishna Patil

    Maand geleden

    @Tongoliman it is happening in F1 since eternity... People are switching teams all the time.. plus it's only good for the sport that Redbull is undertaking such a huge project.. More competition will bring some exciting racing and that is the need of the hour... Mercs have been good... I m not denying that..

  • Tongoliman

    Tongoliman

    Maand geleden

    @Krishna Patil Yes Sir, I can see it makes total sense that people who, at Mercedes, have been head of electronics and energy-recovery systems; head of mechanical design; head of design for internal combustion engine (ICE); and group leader ICE operations have been hired to have absolutely nothing to do with the Power Unit at the Red Bull plant.

  • Dumbledumb
    DumbledumbMaand geleden

    i wonder how much in cm or feet those minuscule time differences between lewis and max are…

  • Dumbledumb

    Dumbledumb

    Maand geleden

    thanks! @Ian McLean

  • Ian McLean

    Ian McLean

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    Assuming an average speed of 120mph and a time difference of 0.036s 1.93 meters, 193cm or 6.3ft

  • Anirudh R
    Anirudh RMaand geleden

    All part of the great Mercedes master plan If rbr is buying out merc employees, then merc will hire some more crazy engineers

  • vike fon
    vike fonMaand geleden

    RED BULL is getting a mercedes engine next year....why do you ask ?

  • Erlinda Pickman
    Erlinda PickmanMaand geleden

    Red Bull is shit.....for pouching most engineers of Mercedes...Remember KARMA will always be yours..😡

  • Arsenic

    Arsenic

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    15 out of 900 is "most"?

  • donald tracey
    donald traceyMaand geleden

    The Red Bull Team principal is the weakest Link .

  • TMG

    TMG

    Maand geleden

    Truly the weakest. A team principle like Horner wouldn’t be buying Mercedes engineers like scalpers getting the ps5s

  • donald tracey

    donald tracey

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    @Squashed8Ball Yep ! 👍

  • Chief Denis

    Chief Denis

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    @Cristea Iulian nah, im aware of his racing achievements, that doesn't make him a good advisor, as evidenced by all the poor decision making since the inception of the hybrid era

  • Squashed8Ball

    Squashed8Ball

    Maand geleden

    Have zero respect for either of them for the way they treated Ricciardo. They got what they deserved out of that. They haven’t had a decent second driver since.

  • Cristea Iulian

    Cristea Iulian

    Maand geleden

    @Chief Denis I'm not a fan of Marco, but the man gained a lot more respect from me when i found out about his racing achievements. I think you are unaware of them too.

  • goeidag25
    goeidag25Maand geleden

    Verstappen 🥇

  • TMG

    TMG

    Maand geleden

    Lmao GPFans is so far up Max’s ass he hearted this comment 😂

  • Don Bodfish

    Don Bodfish

    Maand geleden

    WRONG🤦

  • victor 91
    victor 91Maand geleden

    RedBull: if you can't beat em, buy them

  • Tonnie van Boekel

    Tonnie van Boekel

    Maand geleden

    Mecedes bought also the best technicians so what is different and they want the monopoly with the engines.

  • malinge ngalo

    malinge ngalo

    Maand geleden

    @andrew james it's as simple as that Andrew, whoever is bored must just not watch or watch WWE.

  • Preston Hartlief

    Preston Hartlief

    Maand geleden

    😂

  • Tom Lynch

    Tom Lynch

    Maand geleden

    leave a winning team to become losers??? WHO THE HELL DOES THAT

  • Pisicuta

    Pisicuta

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    ​@Membranous I thought the same of Ferrari when Schumacher was winning non stop and Red Bull when Vettel won four in a row. Mercedes stole a march on the rest by developing their hybrid engine sooner than most and the others have been playing catch up ever since. Honda's new engine seems to give them some oomph to challenge Mercedes, helped possibly by the aero rule changes for 2021. Whoever gets it right quickest for the new rules next year will probably dominate until the next major rule change.

  • Salla Moussa
    Salla MoussaMaand geleden

    So Mercedes Will loose his main engeneers ?

  • The KitOwl

    The KitOwl

    Maand geleden

    RB have only poached manufacturing staff. All the brains are staying put.

  • Niinji Music

    Niinji Music

    Maand geleden

    Yeah John Mercedes will loose his main engneers

  • Soren Ingram
    Soren IngramMaand geleden

    Heads up Norris was fastest in Q1

  • E. Jay

    E. Jay

    Maand geleden

    Exactly....no one really drives hard in q1

  • Le-WiiSs

    Le-WiiSs

    Maand geleden

    @Ray G ppl forget Q3 is the ultimate

  • Ray G

    Ray G

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    Norris was 1.1 seconds off pole. That’s a whole lot of time to make up.

  • F1 Guy
    F1 GuyMaand geleden

    The king did it again... KNOWONE will ever match the boss

  • Niinji Music

    Niinji Music

    Maand geleden

    Knowone ever will

  • iVladX 17

    iVladX 17

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    @M G not a haas he wont

  • M Fakhri Syamsudin

    M Fakhri Syamsudin

    Maand geleden

    @M G 👍

  • M G

    M G

    Maand geleden

    It may be a ruse to prevent Hamilton from winning again, moreso than a dig at Mercedes... ... but the truth is, he will drive whatever you give him and do it justice. Over the years it seems that many have had a hand in “undermining his progress”, but as he likes to say, “still I rise”. He has proved that he is resilient and will keep looking ahead. As for nobody ever breaking his records, it’s not impossible but it will be a good fight to get there! In the meantime, he deserves his rewards. He’s worked hard to get them. 🐐

  • F1 Guy

    F1 Guy

    Maand geleden

    @M Fakhri Syamsudin untill it's broken, he is the king of formula one

  • Aberama Gold
    Aberama GoldMaand geleden

    You just know that behind closed doors Toto is going ballistic over RBR pilfering Merc employees.

  • reck1224

    reck1224

    Maand geleden

    What for? Is not like they can tattle tell what they’re doing. They can’t. Rules are locked in. Next year everything gets reset to 0 anyways so all RB is getting are just guys who are looking for a new job.

  • Aaron Coburn

    Aaron Coburn

    Maand geleden

    RedBull will take the crew, Toto will take the driver haha, would be entertaining to see if he did.

  • Vedran Brnjetic

    Vedran Brnjetic

    Maand geleden

    Well, if they go for Red Bull, they truly are mercs. :D

  • Collin Phiri

    Collin Phiri

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    I don't think so...

  • Ave Jaly

    Ave Jaly

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    Who wouldn't ?

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