Adrian Newey Agrees to Contract Extension with Red Bull Racing
Adrian Newey has signed a contract extension with Red Bull F1 Team. Newey, current Chief Technical Officer at Oracle Red Bull Racing has signed a contract extension as reported by motorsport.com. A team spokesman said contracts were not publicly discussed but indicated Newey, “won’t be going anywhere for some time”. Newey’s contract was set to expire at the end of the 2023 season. Speculation arose that he could be making a move to a competitor. However, those whispers can be put to rest as it appears the Brit is happy with the success he has achieved at Red Bull.
Newey will continue in his role as chief technical officer, having oversight of the progress of Red Bull’s F1 team, its Advanced Technology business and its new Powertrains division.
There has not been an official announcement of the new contract. However, Red Bull team principal Christian Horner welcomed the fact that Newey was now formally committed to the squad.
“Adrian has been such a fundamental part since almost the beginning,” Horner told Motorsport.com. “He covers a lot of a lot of areas and, to have the depth of his experience and knowledge to draw upon, and the way he works with the young guys, it’s great. He’s just as motivated as he always been. Obviously, he has a great interest in what’s going on in Powertrains, and Red Bull Advanced Technology as well. So, he covers the three pillars of the campus in Milton Keynes.”
Newey is one of F1’s most successful car designers, having won titles with Williams, McLaren and Red Bull during his career. It appears he isn’t done yet.