Mercedes can expect a visit from Red Bull boss, Christian Horner after he launched a successful £4,000 bid for a tour of the Mercedes facilities at the Autosport Awards Charity Auction on Sunday.

After a cheeky bid at Sunday’s Autosport Awards Charity Auction, Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has secured himself a tour of the Mercedes F1 factory.

As the bids poured in, Horner decided to participate and finally won with a £4,000 offer outbidding the competitors.

The Grand Prix Trust, which has provided assistance and advise to F1’s trackside and factory-based team members for more than three decades, received proceeds from the auction.

Horner also stated he would love to bring along ‘about 20’ Red Bull staff on the trip.

“Adrian [Newey, Chief Technical Officer], myself, Pierre Wache [Technical Director] and probably Paul Field, our Director of Production,” the Red Bull boss joked to RacingNews365.

“It’ll be interesting to go and see how they’re spending their budget cap.”

Christian Horner will take advantage of any opportunity to assist Red Bull get an advantage over its competitors, including participating in a charity auction to acquire access to Mercedes’ F1 factory in Brackley!

Red Bull also gave a factory tour to the charity auction for the Grand Prix Trust. But Toto Wolff, the Mercedes boss didn’t pull out a move to get to visit the Red Bull factory

In preparation for the upcoming Formula One season in 2022, teams are finalizing the designs of their all-new competitors.

Formula 1 fans and teams eagerly await pre-season testing, eager to see the newly designed 2022 F1 cars following a complete overhaul of the rules and regulations.

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