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Marko Plays Down Newey's Exit

Marko Plays Down Newey’s Exit, Sees No Red Bull Shake-Up

16/05/2024

Red Bull Racing’s Helmut Marko minimizes concerns over Adrian Newey’s departure, asserting the team will remain stable and competitive without their long-time designer’s daily involvement.

At Red Bull Racing, Dr. Helmut Marko has not often agreed with Christian Horner in the media recently, but he does concur with the Red Bull Racing director on one point: the departure of Adrian Newey.

The motorsport consultant for Red Bull also acknowledges that the loss of the brilliant designer should not significantly affect the Austrian team, as the organization has adapted over the years to his gradual withdrawal from F1.

But Marko admits that Newey had a role of overall supervision and that he could have been a great help in defining the concepts to start with in 2026.

“I have already said that he is an exceptional designer who has somewhat lost his spark.”

“Personally, I am truly sorry, but we have a very broad and well-positioned technical team over the years, with experienced people like Pierre Waché and younger ones like Enrico Balbo or Ben Waterhouse.”

“We are well-placed in all areas and I consider it wishful thinking by the competition that there would be a domino effect.”

“So far, there is no sign that this is happening.”

“Of course, the rule change of 2026 will be a particular challenge for us and for everyone, and losing someone like Newey before this change is always painful.”

“But it’s also important to remember that he was no longer in the team on a day-to-day basis. He was more of an overseer. The fact is that he is retiring and we have to live with that.”

Marko Plays Down Newey's Exit

Marko Plays Down Newey’s Exit, Sees No Red Bull Shake-Up. Marko Plays Down Newey’s Exit, Sees No Red Bull Shake-Up

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