Mercedes are taking legal action against an engineer who allegedly took confidential info as he ready to join Formula 1 rivals Ferrari.
Benjamin Hoyle, who operates for engine manufacturers Mercedes AMG Higher Overall performance Powertrains, is alleged to have searched and saved race data.
Hoyle was set to leave Mercedes at the end of 2015.
“The company has taken the acceptable legal actions to shield its intellectual property,” mentioned a team spokesperson.
According to Bloomberg, Mercedes desires the return of all documents and data, payment of its legal charges, and is in search of to block Hoyle from joining Ferrari or any other F1 rival until after the 2016 season.
The Mercedes team won the 2015 constructors’ championship by 275 points from Ferrari.