Adrian Newey's Red Bull F1 involvement on car concept, not details

Adrian Newey's involvement with the Red Bull Formula 1 2016 project will be similar to last year with his focus on the concept rather than detail, says boss Christian Horner

Adrian Newey's Red Bull F1 involvement on car concept, not details

Red Bull's chief technical officer stepped back from day-to-day involvement with the team last year and performed more of a consulting role.

The team suffered its first winless season since 2008 last year and is expecting another challenging campaign with Tag Heuer-badged Renault engines.

But Red Bull, which launched its 2016 livery in London on Wednesday, will not call for Newey to increase his involvement.

GALLERY: Red Bull 2016 livery launch

"Adrian Newey has had an involvement in a similar way to last year's car," said Horner.

"He took a step back from the day to day operation and management of the technical team.

"He took on a couple of the projects and it worked very well.

"Adrian is offering guidance and advice while being involved in the concept of the car rather than the detail of the car.

"That worked extremely well last year.

"We had a strong car and the technical team is growing in strength and confidence.

"It is still a blend which works well and his role will be working in a similar way for 2016."

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