Tag Archive: Adrian Newey

Oct 07

Red Bull thinks Alonso is McLaren-bound

Red Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko believes Fernando Alonso is headed to McLaren.

2014-06-07_0254 When it emerged that the reigning world champion team is losing Sebastian Vettel, many were surprised to learn that Red Bull would not simply replace the departing German with Alonso. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 16

Mercedes signs reserve, Prodromou starts at McLaren

Two formula one teams had news to announce on Monday.

  2014-09-15 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Pascal Wehrlein (3) On Sunday, 19-year-old Pascal Wehrlein became the youngest race winner in DTM history, and a day later he was unveiled as the new reserve driver for F1’s dominant team, Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

McLaren ‘happy’ to keep Button for 2015

McLaren could wait another year for a top name to join the newly Honda-powered outfit.

IMG_6028 In recent days and weeks, it has become increasingly clear that the Woking team is bidding to lure a star champion like Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton or Sebastian Vettel to the British-Japanese works collaboration for 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

Designer spotted Ricciardo potential at Toro Rosso

“I was struck by the feedback he was able to give to the team”.

2014-07-17 - 99005 - Red Bull Racing - Daniel Ricciardo Daniel Ricciardo’s rise from the deep midfield to title-contending prominence in F1 has been a surprise to almost everyone in the paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Vettel to get another new chassis for Monza

“I can’t explain why my car could not compete with Daniel’s at this race” – Vettel

2014-07-05 - 99016 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel Sebastian Vettel is set to drive his third new chassis of the 2014 season, after suffering more mysterious handling problems in Belgium last weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 27

Honda wants Vettel, Newey for McLaren project – Minardi

Even boss Eric Boullier admits the protracted deliberations are unusual for McLaren.

2014-01-16_0495Gian Carlo Minardi, a former F1 team owner and boss, thinks Sebastian Vettel and Adrian Newey might be convinced to switch to

McLaren. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 25

Struggling Vettel gets new engineer for 2015

Struggling world champion Sebastian Vettel will get a new race engineer for the 2015 season.

2014-07-19 - 99024 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel This year defending his fourth consecutive drivers’ title, the German has notably struggled in 2014 alongside new teammate Daniel Ricciardo. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Red Bull won’t replace me – Newey

Adrian Newey says Red Bull will not replace him as technical director when he steps down at Christmas.

2014-06-08_1251 Frustrated with the direction of the regulations, F1’s most respected designer will begin to head Red Bull’s new advanced technologies centre in 2015 rather than work full-time on F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 13

‘Unlikely’ Red Bull can catch Mercedes – Horner

Boss Christian Horner has admitted it is “unlikely” Red Bull will catch up with dominant Mercedes in 2014.

2014-06-08_0831 But F1’s surprise on-form youngster Daniel Ricciardo, who entered the current summer break with a second win of the season, is more confident. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Lauda rubbishes Vettel-to-Mercedes rumour

With the summer sun baking in Budapest, ‘silly season’ has well and truly arrived in the F1 paddock.

2014-06-08_0833 The big name is Sebastian Vettel, with rumours suggesting the Red Bull driver could be on the move to Mercedes in 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 05

Newey could design Infiniti supercar – report

One of Adrian Newey’s first non-F1 technical projects could be an Infiniti supercar.

2014-06-08_1251 The sport’s highest paid and most highly rated engineer is stepping into a mere ‘advisory’ role for Red Bull, having admitted his frustration with ever-tightening technical regulations. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 26

Red Bull considers buying F1 supplier Renault

In the past weeks and days, the speculation has reached fever pitch.

IMG_6292 Even amid the denials, the story suggesting Red Bull is considering designing its own formula one engine will not go away. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 19

‘Alternatives’ to Renault do exist for Red Bull – Mateschitz

Red Bull will decide after its home Austrian grand prix this weekend if it will continue with Renault power into the future.

Daniel Ricciardo célèbre avec l'équipe Red Bull That is the claim of team owner and supremo Dietrich Mateschitz, in a wide-ranging interview with the Austrian newspaper Kleine Zeitung ahead of the first grand prix at his very own Red Bull Ring. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

Ferrari made ‘absurd’ offer to Newey – Marko

“Adrian has admitted openly that he is a little tired” 

2014-06-08_1186Red Bull has directly contradicted Ferrari’s claim that the Italian team never tried to secure the services of Adrian Newey. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 11

Newey ‘keen’ to join $130m America’s Cup bid

Famous British sailor Sir Ben Ainslie has admitted Adrian Newey could play a key role in his America’s Cup yachting project.

2014-06-08_1256 Newey, the highest paid and most highly regarded engineer in formula one, is already making headlines after it emerged he is stepping back at Red Bull in order to get involved in other technology projects. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 11

Mercedes’ Cowell also said no to Ferrari – report

Ferrari is paying a dear price for its geographical location, according to Flavio Briatore.

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Bob Bell - Andy Cowell 01 Last month, former Benetton and Renault chief Briatore said the fabled Maranello team should consider relocating to the UK. “In my opinion, Ferrari must have a base in the UK, where all of the technology of formula one is concentrated,” he said. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 10

Red Bull takes up option on Ricciardo contract – report

Daniel Ricciardo will definitely still be at the wheel of a Red Bull in 2015, according to Germany’s Sport Bild.

Daniel Ricciardo célèbre avec l'équipe Red Bull Correspondents Ralf Bach and Bianca Garloff claim an option on the impressive team newcomer’s contract was taken up by the world champion team in Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 10

McLaren, Red Bull settle legal row over Fallows

A legal dispute between Red Bull and McLaren is now over.

2014-06-08_0902 Earlier, McLaren supremo Ron Dennis was threatening to take the reigning world champions to court, after he signed Dan Fallows only to find the aerodynamics chief changed his mind and returned to Red Bull. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 09

Newey ‘will design 2015 car’ then step back

Adrian Newey has clarified he is still heading up the design of next year’s Red Bull.

2014-06-08_1251 The paddock drew breath on Sunday when the team announced that the Briton, the only undisputed ‘genius’ engineer in formula one, is stepping back from the front line. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 09

Red Bull insists Newey ‘not retiring’

Red Bull insists Adrian Newey is not retiring.

2014-06-08_1256On Sunday, off the back of reported huge-money poaching efforts by Ferrari, Mercedes and McLaren, the world champion team announced that Newey has agreed a new “multi-year” deal. Read the rest of this entry »

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