Red Bull Technical Director Pierre Waché states ‘I want to win, not be famous’ to explain why he pulls strings from behind the doors
Pierre Watch, Technical Director at Red Bull, recently commented on the team’s dominant run and the reason behind his lack of appearance in the media.
Pierre Waché (via imago)
Legendary car designer, Adrian Newey, serves as the Chief Technical Officer at Red Bull. As the iconic designer, after 37 years in the sport, appears to soon be at the twilight of his career, Pierre Waché is the man that Red Bull are counting on to take over the icon’s position in the future. Wach is currently the Technical Director for Red Bull and works alongside Newey to develop the Red Bull monster that has proven dominant in recent seasons.
Waché began his career in Formula 1 with Michelin, although Waché initially was not yearning for a role in F1. Post-2006, when Michelin decided to discontinue its Formula 1 venture, Waché persisted and stayed back at the World Championship. Transitioning through a stint with BMW-Sauber, he eventually landed at Red Bull in 2013. Pierre Waché recently talked about how he likes to win races and prefers to be out of the public eye.
He spoke about his unexpected journey to the World Championship and why he mostly works away from the public spotlight [as reported by F1Maximaal].
I want to win, not be known. At first I didn't long for that at all. I was a motorsport fan, and when I grew up I looked at Jacques Laffite, Alain Prost, and Jean Alain. I just didn't think I'd end up here, but I really enjoyed it; the technical competition, and the speed with which you can develop things.
Adrian Newey claimed the 2023 season as one of his easiest
Adrian Newey, hailed as Formula 1’s finest car designer, boasts an illustrious career crafting championship-winning cars for Williams, McLaren, and Red Bull during his 37 years in the paddock. The RB19, Newey’s latest masterpiece in the 2023 season, not only outshone all competitors but is now regarded as one of the greatest cars in the sport’s history.
Reflecting on Red Bull’s domination in the 2023 season, Newey shared his insights with Sky Sports F1.
This has been one of the easiest, one of the less stressful ones. That’s for sure. We have developed a really great technical team over the years.
Red Bull’s dominance in the current season is indisputable, securing victory in 19 out of the 20 races, with two final Grands Prix on the horizon.
With Newey at the helm and a certain Dutchman, at the peak of his powers, driving the car, Red Bull will undoubtedly be the frontrunner for the upcoming season. As 2023 approaches its conclusion, Newey has already divulged his goals for next season as the team tested two new floor designs at the Mexican GP weekend. As the 2024 season beckons, the Briton’s legacy continues to shape Formula 1’s competitive landscape.