Adrian Newey has revealed a secret of his success at Red Bull — the team lets him get on with the job of designing F1 cars in peace.
“For me, here it’s ideal,” he is quoted by Speed Week. “I want to manage as little as possible, and spend as much time as possible thinking about the car. Read more... (208 words, estimated 50 secs reading time)
Team boss Christian Horner has admitted car designer Adrian Newey is “a little late” with next year’s Red Bull.
The Briton made the admission on the Red Bull-sponsored Austrian television channel Servus TV. Pre-season testing for the 2013 season will begin in Spain in early February. Read more... (180 words, estimated 43 secs reading time)
Sebastian Vettel has hit back at championship rival Fernando Alonso’s claim that the Ferrari driver is really fighting against Red Bull’s renowned designer Adrian Newey.
Watching his title hopes slip further under the wheels of Vettel’s dominance in India, Ferrari’s Alonso said after qualifying: “When we had similar cars to everyone, we were leading the championship. Read more... (312 words, estimated 1:15 mins reading time)
Niki Lauda has already made a move on Adrian Newey.
Austrian great Lauda, having negotiated Mercedes’ new Concorde Agreement and wooed Lewis Hamilton to the German squad, has also joined the team as non-executive chairman. And according to Red Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko, “Herr Lauda has been looking into how long Adrian Newey still has a contract with us”, he is quoted by Bild newspaper. Read more... (162 words, estimated 39 secs reading time)
Red Bull is lamenting the limited role that can be played in 2012 by F1′s aerodynamic genius Adrian Newey.
For the past few years, the energy drink owned team has enjoyed its dominance largely because of the airflow magic wrought by Briton Newey. But in 2012, with reigning back to back world champion Sebastian Vettel just one of the five different winners so far, Pirelli rubber is king. Read more... (413 words, estimated 1:39 mins reading time)