Adrian Newey rules out leaving Red Bull F1 team for Ferrari

Formula 1 design genius Adrian Newey has dismissed speculation that he is seriously weighing up a move to Ferrari, underlining he is committed to Red Bull for now

Adrian Newey rules out leaving Red Bull F1 team for Ferrari

Ferrari is sorting out a long term recovery plan to get itself back to the front of the grid, and recent comments that it could 'go to market' to sign some big hitters has inevitably led to talk that Newey is one of its main targets.

Some non-committal comments from Newey at the Spanish Grand Prix served to fuel talk of a possible Ferrari switch, but he has made it clear on the eve of the Monaco weekend that his focus is only on Red Bull.

"I remain committed to Red Bull for the foreseeable future," said Newey in a short statement.

Red Bull boss Christian Horner has been unmoved by the speculation linking Newey with Ferrari, and suggested that his technical chief has 'paternal' feelings for his current outfit.

World champion Sebastian Vettel also said in Monaco that he was pretty confident that Newey would not be departing any time soon.

"Obviously I got to know him fairly well the last couple of years," Vettel said. "We have been working very closely together, not just me but the whole team.

"You need to understand that Adrian is one of the key people in the team but there are also a lot of other people who are doing a lot of work, so it is not always fair to only give the credit to Adrian. I am sure he will tell you that when you ask him the same kind of question.

"It [the Ferrari speculation] is a story in the end. How much truth there is, maybe we will find out, maybe we will never find out. I am not too interested in that right now to be honest."

shares
comments
Monaco GP: Lewis Hamilton leads Mercedes 1-2 in FP1
Previous article

Monaco GP: Lewis Hamilton leads Mercedes 1-2 in FP1

Next article

FIA to continue F1 noise change efforts despite 'trumpet' failure

FIA to continue F1 noise change efforts despite 'trumpet' failure
Load comments
How Formula E factors could negate Red Bull's Jeddah practice gap to Mercedes Plus

How Formula E factors could negate Red Bull's Jeddah practice gap to Mercedes

Mercedes led the way in practice for Formula 1’s first race in Jeddah, where Red Bull was off the pace on both single-lap and long runs. But, if Max Verstappen can reverse the results on Saturday, factors familiar in motorsport’s main electric single-seater category could be decisive in another close battle with Lewis Hamilton

Formula 1
Dec 3, 2021
Why Norris doesn’t expect Mr Nice Guy praise for much longer Plus

Why Norris doesn’t expect Mr Nice Guy praise for much longer

Earning praise from rivals has been a welcome sign that Lando Norris is becoming established among Formula 1's elite. But the McLaren driver is confident that his team's upward curve can put him in the mix to contend for titles in the future, when he's hoping the compliments will be replaced by being deemed an equal adversary

Formula 1
Dec 2, 2021
What Ferrari still needs to improve to return to F1 title contention Plus

What Ferrari still needs to improve to return to F1 title contention

After a disastrous 2020 in which it slumped to sixth in the F1 constructors' standings, Ferrari has rebounded strongly and is on course to finish third - despite regulations that forced it to carryover much of its forgettable SF1000 machine. Yet while it can be pleased with its improvement, there are still steps it must make if 2022 is to yield a return to winning ways

Formula 1
Dec 2, 2021
How F1 teams and personnel react in pressurised situations Plus

How F1 teams and personnel react in pressurised situations

OPINION: The pressure is firmly on Red Bull and Mercedes as Formula 1 2021 embarks on its final double-header. How the respective teams deal with that will be a crucial factor in deciding the outcome of the drivers' and constructors' championships, as Autosport's technical consultant and ex-McLaren F1 engineer explains

Formula 1
Dec 1, 2021
Why Ferrari is sure its long-term Leclerc investment will be vindicated Plus

Why Ferrari is sure its long-term Leclerc investment will be vindicated

Humble yet blisteringly quick, Charles Leclerc is the driver Ferrari sees as its next
 world champion, and a rightful heir to the greats of Ferrari’s past – even though, by the team’s own admission, he’s not the finished article yet. Here's why it is confident that the 24-year-old can be the man to end a drought stretching back to 2008

Formula 1
Nov 30, 2021
The downside to F1's show and tell proposal Plus

The downside to F1's show and tell proposal

Technology lies at the heart of the F1 story and it fascinates fans, which is why the commercial rights holder plans to compel teams to show more of their ‘secrets’. STUART CODLING fears this will encourage techno-quackery…

Formula 1
Nov 29, 2021
How getting sacked gave Mercedes F1’s tech wizard lasting benefits Plus

How getting sacked gave Mercedes F1’s tech wizard lasting benefits

He’s had a hand in world championship-winning Formula 1 cars for Benetton, Renault and Mercedes, and was also a cog in the Schumacher-Ferrari axis. Having recently ‘moved upstairs’ as Mercedes chief technical officer, James Allison tells STUART CODLING about his career path and why being axed by Benetton was one of the best things that ever happened to him

Formula 1
Nov 28, 2021
The remarkable qualities that propelled Kubica’s F1 comeback Plus

The remarkable qualities that propelled Kubica’s F1 comeback

It’s easy to look at
 Robert Kubica’s second Formula 1 career and feel a sense of sadness that he didn’t reach the heights for which he seemed destined. But as BEN ANDERSON discovered, performance and results are almost meaningless in this context – something more fundamental and incredible happened…

Formula 1
Nov 27, 2021