Speculation over the future of renowned designer Adrian Newey has ramped up in recent weeks after talks that Ferrari were interested in his services to give them the kind of boost Red Bull have seen in recent years. Newey has opted to remain loyal to his current employers, with the pair signing a new deal to keep him with the organisation, however his duties are likely to change.
There are no details about what future projects may entail, but stepping back from the day to day designing for the Formula One team is part of the plan. Newey has aired his frustrations over the way F1’s rules are going, with several of his designs over recent years being found illegal. He said: “I just feel the current regulations are very restrictive, which is a shame. It’s difficult to find new areas to explore because they are so tight.”
Newey intends to remain an advisor for the F1 car designers, and will remain involved in the near future to help with the engineering department transition.
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