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‘Top 30’ staff approached by rival teams – Marko

Red Bull’s top staff are the envy of the formula one pitlane, according to Dr Helmut Marko.

“Of the top 30 people who work for us, there is no one who has not already received an offer from a competing team,” said the Austrian, who is Dietrich Mateschitz’s right hand man on motor racing matters.

Last Sunday, at its sixth attempt since taking over Jaguar in 2005, Red Bull Racing wrapped up the 2010 world constructors’ championship.

At the very top of Marko’s ‘top 30’ employees – and the highest paid – is designer Adrian Newey.

“He has said several times that Red Bull will be his last job in F1,” said Marko, referring to Briton Newey who has also designed title-winning cars for Williams and McLaren.

Newey, 51, said this week he intends to stay in F1 for “a while to come”.
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