Ending speculation that he could, having already engineered Red Bull's success, move to another team (like Ferrari), Red Bull has announced that it has signed a new long-term contract with Newey. Only he won't be designing F1 cars anymore. Saying only that "Adrian will work on new Red Bull Technology projects" and that "the details of the new projects will be announced in due course," the team has not specified what the celebrated and highly accomplished engineer and designer will be working on, exactly, but that he will also continue "advising and mentoring" the team in the development of its new chassis moving forward.
We'll have to wait to see what Newey will be working on next. Sponsored by Infiniti and powered by Renault, the team is closely tied to the Renault-Nissan Alliance – could he be working on Nissan's new LMP1 program? Another kind of racecar? A road-going supercar? Some high-level consultancy projects for outside clients? Only time will tell, but if his track record has proven anything, it's that he's not the type to sit still for long.
June 8, 2014
Red Bull is pleased to confirm that it has extended its successful relationship with Adrian Newey with a new multi-year agreement.
As part of this new agreement, Adrian will work on new Red Bull Technology projects, as well as advising and mentoring Infiniti Red Bull Racing as it develops its Formula One cars over the next few seasons. The details of the new projects will be announced in due course.
Adrian joined Infiniti Red Bull Racing at the beginning of the 2006 season as Chief Technical Officer. In 2010 the team won its first Drivers' and Constructors' World Championships; the Austrian-owned team has retained the titles ever since, winning both Championships again in 2011, 2012 and 2013.