Thunderbolt confirmed at Red Bull

Thunderbolt confirmed at Red Bull

This Wednesday, via its official X account (ex-Twitter), the Austrian Formula 1 team Red Bull formalized the departure, at the start of 2025, of British engineer Adrian Newey.

It’s a rumor that’s been circulating for a few days, but it’s now official. This Wednesday, via his account X (ex-Twitter) official, the Austrian Formula 1 team Red Bull, in which the Dutchman Max Verstappen, three-time reigning world champion in the specialty, plays, has formalized the departure, for the start of 2025, of the British engineer Adrian Newey. The latter had been in place for 19 very long years within this same team.

Newey, now aged 65 and arriving at Red Bull in 2005, is considered one of the greatest current engineers in Formula 1. Red Bull does not specify the reason for this departure. The Austrian team nevertheless indicates that, until his final departure, Newey will, from now on, move away from the world of Formula 1, to be, full-time, focused on the project of Red Bull’s first hypercar car .

Newey: “I had the chance to make this dream come true”

In the same press release, Adrian Newey reacted to his departure: “Ever since I was little, I wanted to be a designer of fast cars. My dream was to be a Formula 1 engineer, and I was lucky enough to make that dream a reality. For nearly two decades, I have had the great honor of playing a key role in Red Bull Racing’s progression from newcomer to multi-champion team. However, I think it is an opportune time to pass the baton to others and seek new challenges for myself. »

For his part, Christian Horner, team director, paid tribute to him: “All our greatest moments of the last 20 years have come with Adrian (Newey)’s hand on the technical bar. His vision and brilliance helped us win 13 titles in 20 seasons. » These internal changes did not disrupt Red Bull in the race. Verstappen even won four of the five Grands Prix.

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