Red Bull Racing Chief Mechanic Hired By Tesla To Lead Global Service Training Department


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Rather interesting move on Tesla’s behalf here.

Kenny Handkammer, former Red Bull Racing chief mechanic, has been hired by Tesla and appointed to the position of Global Director of Service Training at Tesla Motors.

According to Motorsport:

Handkammer previously worked for Benetton and later Renault, and contributed to the 1994 and 1995 titles won by Michael Schumacher, and remained with the team into the Alonso era.

He was an early recruit to RBR (Red Bull Racing), and was a key player in the team that won eight constructors’ and drivers’ titles with Sebastian Vettel. However, he left RBR last October.

Handkammer spent 25 years in Formula 1, so he’s surely experienced. Handkammer commented on his new position at Tesla:

“I believe I had the best years in F1.”

“We won 13 world championships with the best people in the sport. I wanted a new challenge and I’m now with one of the biggest innovator with road cars ever.”

Surely this means that we’ll soon see Tesla in Formula E.

Source: Motorsport

Category: Tesla


4 responses to "Red Bull Racing Chief Mechanic Hired By Tesla To Lead Global Service Training Department"
  1. vdiv says:

    Congratulations on the new job to Mr. Handkammer!

    Formula E started in 2012 so there is no way he worked there for 25 years, unless he comes from an alternate universe or is able to bend the space-time continuum, both would be rather invaluable skills to Tesla 😉

    1. Jay Cole says:

      Whoops, Formula E on our minds…make that Formula 1, (=
      /thanks, fixed

  2. Mister G says:

    Tesla needs to sponsor formula e racing, maybe a Tesla team?

  3. Anon says:

    Redbull gives Tesla “Wings”. Or, Ninjas. 😉