Red Bull and McLaren fight over aero chiefs

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Red Bull Racing have today announced the appointment of Dan Fallows as the team's new Head Of Aerodynamics. Dan will take up the role with immediate effect.

"Dan has worked as part of the team’s aerodynamic department for many years. Previously working as a Team Leader (Aerodynamics), he left the team for a short time last year. He has now returned to Infiniti Red Bull Racing to begin working in his new role."

The statement however was soon countered by McLaren who announced at their car's launch that Fallows would be joining them.

"Dan Fallows has a legally binding contract with McLaren, and the matter is now in the hands of our lawyers," said a spokesman for the Woking team.

Red Bull on their behalf said Fallows left his post as Aerodynamics Team Leader last year but has now returned to take up his new job.

For Prodromou though, the move appears to be solid now, as Red Bull now confirms that its former Head of Aerodynamics left the team.

"We can confirm that Peter Prodromou has commenced a period of gardening leave", a statement said. "We would like to thank him for his valuable contribution during his time with the team."

Prodromou's future at Red Bull was unsure as he was confirmed to be on his way to McLaren in October last year. Still, reports later suggested he had changed his mind. With the current announcement it is now a matter of time before the aerodynamicist is officially confirmed at another team.