Days after celebrating his 49th birthday, and a matter of weeks before his fourth era of F1 car design begins in public, now is a good time to review Adrian Newey's illustrious career.
As a designer, the Briton set the standard in Formula One since 1988, when his ultra-aerodynamic Leyton House March first raced. Following a dominant period at Williams and his innovative time at McLaren, Newey is now at the technical helm of the smaller but ambitious Red Bull Racing team. Will his years of experience give us clues as to what is to come from his new car?
Adrian Newey's father loved cars and mechanics. This interest rubbed off on to the young Newey, who says: "I used to help him. At the age of about six I became interested in cars, and I already knew I wanted to do something with cars at that age."