An indispensable engineer for Red Bull turns his back on another Formula 1 team due to the good run they are maintaining in 2023
The world of Formula 1 is as exciting as it is competitive, and within this motorized universe, Adrian Newey stands out as one of the most coveted figureswanted by teams like Ferrari. A first-rate technical engineer and a centerpiece of the Red Bull team, whose presence and contributions have been invaluable.
Adrian Newey, throughout his career, has designed championship cars for Williams and McLaren, and he has continued that streak as technical director of Red Bull. During his tenure, the team has won five Constructors’ titles and six Drivers’ Championships, a record that seems destined to grow even further.
Red Bull heading for the 2023 F1 title
Everything points to that Red Bull is already halfway to the double title of F1 2023. They have won every grand prix so far, with four of them starring in one-two finishes. Teams like Aston Martin, Mercedes and Ferrari have had to fight amongst themselves for second place.
The cool dominance of Red Bull puts Newey in the spotlight once again, and surely there is a part of Ferrari that wishes they had been the ones who had managed to sign Newey in the past. Vice-president Piero Ferrari has revealed that Newey turned down offers from both Jean Todt, who oversaw Ferrari’s most successful period to date from 1999-2004, and former Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo.
Red Bull a successful team
Newey’s reason for rejecting Ferrari and staying at Red Bull lies in his comfort in his native England. As Piero Ferrari has said: “Apparently he doesn’t want to move. He likes to stay in England. And other than that, despite his indisputable abilities, he doesn’t do it alone. He has very good people around him ”.
At this point, Ferrari further develops its assessment how strong the Red Bull team is as a unit. It highlights how they have ensured success through different eras. It was with the naturally aspirated engines that Red Bull won its four consecutive double titles between 2010-13. Although the switch to hybrid power units ended that streak, Red Bull has returned to the level they once stood at as the leading force in Formula 1. Today, their advantage over the field is arguably greater than ever.