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Marko: Newey’s Exit a Major Blow to Red Bull F1

03/05/2024

Red Bull advisor Dr. Helmut Marko officially comments on Adrian Newey’s impending exit, calling it a major loss, particularly in adapting to new F1 regulations.

Helmut Marko has officially responded to the impending departure of Adrian Newey.

In Miami, the Austrian described Newey’s move to the team as a “big loss” for the reigning world champions.

Red Bull confirmed earlier this week that Newey had immediately stepped back from his involvement in the technical team to focus on the RB17 Hypercar. However, he will still attend a few races this season. His departure, and the end of his notice period, is set for March 31, 2025.

Newey has been instrumental in Red Bull’s success during his nearly 20-year association with the Austrians, overseeing the production of F1 cars that have won six constructors’ titles and seven drivers’ titles.

“It is of course a big loss for Red Bull Racing.”

“He may not have always been involved in the daily operations, he may not have paid attention to every detail, every screw, but he was the one who controlled the complex knowledge of aerodynamics and mechanical grip of the entire car.”

“Furthermore, his great successes have made him a legend.”

Newey is strongly linked with a move to Ferrari. He will not work on Red Bull’s 2026 F1 car but will be able to assist his new team in time.

While Marko has backed his engineering team to cope with 2026 without Newey, he acknowledged that the Briton has still played a key role in the past in understanding new rules.

“We have built a very capable and young team of engineers in recent years, so we are very well positioned.”

“But of course, in 2026, there will be new regulations. Whenever such regulations have emerged in the past, it was usually Adrian who was the first to understand them optimally.”

Marko Newey's Exit a Major Blow to Red Bull F1

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