Date: 19th December 2013 at 8:54am
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Formula One quadruple World Champions Red Bull Racing have been hit by two more departures.

It would seem that Red Bull Racing could be a victim of their own success, with key personnel being poached by teams up and down the paddock.

Whilst Adrian Newey might be seen as key to Red Bull and Sebastian Vettel’s successes over the past four years, Formula One as everyone knows is a team sport.

Newey might be the genius behind Red Bull Racing, but the team he has built around him has played just as big a part of their success and now three key members of that team have announced their imminent departures.

Back in October McLaren announced that they had captured Red Bull’s head of aerodynamics Peter Prodromou.

Prodromou had been part of McLaren’s engineering team between 2000 and 2005 before making the move to Red Bull, however he will return at some stage during 2014.

Two other members of the team will also be leaving in 2014 with Red Bull’s head of vehicle dynamics Mark Ellis and Red Bull’s chief engineer for simulation/analysis Giles Wood joining Mercedes.

The signings are seen as somewhat of a coup for the new Mercedes team bosses of Paddy Lowe and Toto Wolff.