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Mercedes will struggle to replace engine staff – Marko

May 9 Red Bull is counter-attacking after Mercedes moved to end the flow of specialist staff from Brixworth to Red Bull's new engine operation. Dr Helmut Marko revealed in Barcelona that as news emerged of at least 15 Mercedes defections, Toto Wolff had countered the move by offering to double salaries. 'We certainly do not pay twice as much. Mercedes is offering them double if they don't come to us or if they stay. That's the truth,' the Red Bull official told Osterreich newspaper. It is just the latest development in the high tension that now characterises the relationship between championship rivals Red Bull and Mercedes. 'Doubling wages is one thing,' said Mercedes' Wolff, 'but if at...
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