Christian Horner has expressed full confidence that Adrian Newey’s long-term future will lie with Red Bull, shutting down any discuss that the crew’s Chief Technical Officer might be on the transfer to a rival outfit.
F1 design guru Newey joined Red Bull forward of the 2006 season – following highly-successful stints with Williams and McLaren – and performed a key function within the crew rising from midfield runners to title winners.
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Indeed, Newey’s designs have yielded 5 constructors’ championships and 6 drivers’ crowns for Red Bull up to now, together with a run of title doubles from 2010 to 2013, and one other brace in 2022.
Meanwhile, Newey been taking over further tasks via the Red Bull Advanced Technologies division, dovetailing his F1 efforts with an try on the America’s Cup crusing competitors and the creation of the upcoming RB17 hypercar.
Speaking to Sky Sports News about Newey’s future, Horner stated: “His coronary heart continues to be very a lot in Formula 1 and his dedication to the crew is… It’s not one thing… We don’t speak about contracts or longevity of contracts, however he’ll be right here for a few years to come back.
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“He’s such an important part of our team and popular part of our team. It’s great to have him with us for the long-term, but also to be involved in projects like some of the things that we’re now getting involved in.”
Adrian Newey’s most profitable F1 automotive designs
|Red Bull RB19||2023*||3 / 3||100|
|Red Bull RB18||2022||17 / 22||77.27|
|Williams FW18||1996||12 / 16||75|
|Red Bull RB9||2013||13 / 19||68.42|
|Red Bull RB7||2011||12 / 19||63.15|
|Williams FW15C||1993||10 / 16||62.5|
|Williams FW14B||1992||10 / 16||62.5|
|McLaren MP4/13||1998||9 / 16||56.25|
|McLaren MP4-20||2005||10 / 19||52.63|
|Red Bull RB16B||2021||11 / 22||50|
|Red Bull RB6||2010||9 / 19||47.36|
Asked if he raises a smile when he hears hypothesis over Newey’s future, Horner added: “There’s always going to be rumours in this paddock, and that’s Formula 1.”
Red Bull have gained all three races up to now this season and sit 58 factors away from nearest rivals Aston Martin in the constructors’ standings, whereas Max Verstappen leads crew mate Sergio Perez by 15 factors in the drivers’ battle.