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Adrian Newey to leave Red Bull by 2025

He will be working on the RB17 hypercar until then

Perhaps Adrian Newey is sick of Red Bull's internal conflict. PHOTO FROM FORMULA 1

If there’s anything this year’s Formula 1 season will be remembered for, it will be the off-track drama. Red Bull has just announced that its chief technical officer, Adrian Newey, will leave the team by 2025.

This is big news. While the sport is known for its superstar drivers, we can’t neglect the hard work put in by the manufacturers. Newey’s cars have won 12 constructors’ titles and 13 drivers’ championships. And it’s not unlikely that both numbers will go up at the end of this season with the dominance of Max Verstappen.

Newey helped turn Red Bull from a midfielder into a top team. PHOTO FROM RED BULL

“Ever since I was a young boy, I wanted to be a designer of fast cars,” said Newey. “My dream was to be an engineer in Formula 1, and I’ve been lucky enough to make that dream a reality. However, I feel now is an opportune moment to hand that baton over to others and to seek new challenges for myself.”

For his remaining time with Red Bull, Newey will be focusing on finishing the development of the RB17 hypercar. What happens after, we don’t know yet. However, we can be sure that the big teams will be desperate to scoop him up.

Wouldn’t it be nice if Adrian Newey joined Ferrari and designed a championship-winning car for Lewis Hamilton?

Leandro Mangubat

Leandro is our staff writer. Although having a background in mechanical engineering, he enjoys photography and writing more.