Adrian Newey deems his SHOCKING Red Bull exit as the ‘perfect opportunity to hand the baton to others’

Adrian Newey is set to part ways with Red Bull during the initial months of 2025.

Adrian Newey deems his SHOCKING Red Bull exit as the ‘perfect opportunity to hand the baton to others’

Adrian Newey (Via IMAGO)

Red Bull recently dropped a bombshell by making an official statement about the exit of Adrian Newey. The chief technical officer is all set to part ways with the team after spending 19 years with them. However, according to Newey, now is the perfect opportunity to hand down his responsibilities to other personnel on the team. 

In the last month, there have been many speculations in regard to Newey’s possible move to other teams as Ferrari and Aston Martin made attractive offers. The upheaval in Red Bull was the cause of all the rumors.

Now that it’s official, while thanking the team and talking about his future, Adrian Newey said the following.

I feel now is an opportune moment to hand that baton over to others and to seek new challenges for myself. In the interim, the final stages of development of RB17 are upon us, so for the remainder of my time with the Team my focus will lie there. I would like to thank the many amazing people I have worked with at Red Bull in our journey over the last 18 years for their talent, dedication and hard work.
Adrian Newey via: RedBullRacing

Newey is set to step aside from F1 for a good amount of time as he will be devoting his time to the development of Red Bull’s first-ever Hypercar. However, the speculations haven’t completely subsided yet as there is still a possibility of him joining another squad in the meantime. 

Christian Horner reminisces the memories with Adrian Newey 

As Adrian Newey is set to exit Red Bull in 2025, its team principal, Christian Horner, decided to dedicate an Instagram post to his colleague and good friend. While Newey especially thanked Horner in his official departure statement, Horner wrote about their time together as a team.

Adrian Newey Chief Technology Officer of Red Bull Racing.
Adrian Newey (Via IMAGO)

Horner had the following to add regarding the 65-year-old British designer.

For me, when Adrian joined Red Bull, he was already a superstar designer. Two decades and 13 championships later he leaves as a true legend. He is also my friend and someone I will be eternally grateful to for everything he brought to our partnership.
Christian Horner via: Instagram

Horner, via Instagram post, further praised Newey for being instrumental in various memorable events over the past 20 years, leaving a lasting legacy at Milton Keynes. According to the Red Bull team principal, the RB17 Track Car will serve as a fitting tribute to Newey. Several eyes will be on the designer during the upcoming Miami GP weekend.

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