No role for Adrian Newey at Van Amersfoort Racing in 2016

Formula 3 outfit Van Amersfoort Racing has announced it will not be working with Adrian Newey in 2016

No role for Adrian Newey at Van Amersfoort Racing in 2016

The Dutch squad released a statement on Saturday distancing itself from the prospect of the Red Bull Formula 1 designer having any involvement in its 2016 programme.

Newey's son Harrison raced with VAR in German Formula 4 in 2015, and has tested one of the team's F3 Dallaras in recent months.

"Mr. Adrian Newey is not and will not be working for Van Amersfoort Racing in any shape or form," the statement read.

"On behalf of Van Amersfoort Racing, its General Manager Rob Niessink explained that it is clear that someone within the team had provided some unverified information to the media and generated a misinterpretation of Mr. Newey's relationship with the team.

"He said, 'Following the good relationship established during the 2015 Formula 4 season, we recently invited Harrison Newey to drive one of our Formula 3 cars during some special testing sessions. Mr Newey is an enthusiastic supporter of his son and showing interest in his racing activities he attended our recent testing sessions. It is as simple as that'.

"Van Amersfoort Racing wishes to apologise to Mr Newey and to all parties concerned, including the media, that may have been misled or offended by the wholly inaccurate statement which was made by a member of the team."

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