Reports suggest that Red Bull’s chief engineer, Adrian Newey, is currently engaged in discussions to potentially join Ferrari, a rival team.

As Formula 1 heads to Australia, the ongoing situation concerning the team and the allegations against Christian Horner persist. Horner was exonerated of any misconduct following an internal probe conducted by Red Bull GmbH regarding purported ‘inappropriate behavior’ towards a female coworker. Nonetheless, the issue remains unresolved as the accuser, aged 50, has lodged a complaint with the FIA and is appealing her employer’s decision.

Newey nears completion of Ferrari agreement.

The situation has sparked speculation of a significant departure of key personnel from the team, including the iconic 80-year-old figure, Helmut Marko. Max Verstappen, a three-time champion, has also been associated with a potential departure. This speculation gained momentum after his father, Jos Verstappen, reportedly had a disagreement with Horner in Bahrain. Additionally, there are rumors of a clause in Verstappen’s contract that would allow him to leave immediately should Horner or Marko exit the team.

Another prominent figure linked to a potential departure from Red Bull is Adrian Newey, who has been with the team since 2006. Newey is renowned for designing the cars that contributed to the team’s six constructors’ titles and seven drivers’ world championships, achieved with drivers such as Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel.

According to a report from the German publication Bild Sport, the 65-year-old engineer is currently engaged in “advanced discussions” regarding a potential agreement to join Ferrari. The outlet suggests that Newey is nearing a deal with the Maranello team as team principal Frederic Vasseur lays the groundwork for Lewis Hamilton’s anticipated arrival in 2025.

These rumors have gained traction due to previous reports indicating that Newey has expressed an interest in collaborating with Hamilton and Ferrari at some point in his career before retiring.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *