Newey to Stay at McLaren Next Year

Technical director Adrian Newey has revealed that he will stay at McLaren for at least another year

Newey, regarded as the best aerodynamicist in the sport, had originally signed a six-month contract extension from this summer to keep him at the outfit until next January. His decision now to extend his contract provides McLaren with a major boost in their hopes of maintaining their place at the front of the Formula One grid.

"I had intended to have a rest," Newey told Autosport. "But, for the moment, this step can wait. I will be at McLaren in 2006."

Newey joined McLaren from Williams in 1997 and renewed his contract with the Woking-based outfit after a failed attempt by Jaguar Racing to recruit his services in early 2001.

Newey had planned to take a rest from the pressures of the sport next year and spend time racing classic cars before considering whether he wanted to return to F1 or switch to designing America's Cup yachts.

This week's Autosport Magazine features an exclusive interview with Adrian Newey, talking about the fight for this year's World Championship, life at McLaren and his future.

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