Aldo Costa & Ross Brawn

The Mercedes GP is reportedly looking to recruit recently-departed Ferrari technical director Aldo Costa.

In the lead up to May’s Monaco Grand Prix, the Italian team reported that Costa had voluntarily relinquished his post, in the wake of the ongoing troubles the team was having with its 150 Italia car.

Just a few days ago, it was reported that Costa had left the Maranello-based outfit completely, although he is on what is known as ‘gardening leave’ for the remainder of the year.

And now Italy’s Autosprint is claiming that Costa could be set to reunite with another ex-Ferrari colleague, Ross Brawn no less, who heads up the Mercedes GP team. The team is looking to bolster its staffing headcount in its technical departments in order to start competing seriously with the leading squads like Red Bull Racing, McLaren and Ferrari.

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Richard Bailey

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