The world of F1 thought that Adrian Newey was making a stupid move when he left the comfort of McLaren and went to work for Red Bull Racing. He said that he did this because he found that he needed a new challenge having already helped McLaren win a title or two.
The thought of taking Red Bull Racing, which was the Jaguar Racing team before that and molding the design and technical team into his own vision, was a great prospect, and with four World Titles in the bag, it would seem that he has grown tired once again.
Adrian Newey to leave F1 — Being an F1 fan it makes perfect sense for Newey to leave Red Bull Racing and the world of Formula One behind because new regulations mean that aerodynamicist’s like himself are unable to do what they know best, and that is to push the boundaries of a race cars design.
The great man has already said that next year’s Red Bull F1 car will be the final one with input by him, which means he will be able to move onto other projects sometime in 2015.
What next for Adrian Newey — Let’s get one thing clear, he is not leaving the Red Bull family, as they have given him a golden handcuffs deal, which means he will stay on at Red Bull, but is allowed to pursue other projects for the company.
This could lead the way into an Adrian Newey road car, so maybe Red Bull will work a lot more closely with Infiniti. However, with Newey having racing flowing through his veins, the thought of an Adrian Newey inspired road car is not as plausible as him moving into boats.
Sir Ben Ainslie has already spoken to Newey about helping him with the 35th America’s Cup, as he has just launched Ben Ainslie Racing, with an aim of taking on Team Oracle USA. Just think, if there was an Adrian Newey boat design with money from Red Bull, who knows what will be possible.
No doubt there will be some of you who will wonder how Adrian Newey will be able to make the transition from F1 to boats, but when you think that both air and water are a fluid, the same rules apply.
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