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Adrian Newey and the curious case of his true relationship with Red Bull Racing is getting murkier day by day. Last week, reputed sources confirmed the speculations of Newey’s exit from the drink-based outfit, citing reconcilable differences with the team’s hierarchy as well as team principal Christian Horner.

Ever since Red Bull launched an investigation into alleged sexual misconduct charges leveled against team principal Christian Horner by a female employee, the core group has been divided, and a conflict of power struggle has gripped the team. Amid this, new reports suggest that Adrian Newey’s potential exit could be imminent, irrespective of his contract complexities.


Adrian Newey Believed To Be In Talks With Red Bull To Seek Early Exit!

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65-year-old reputed and most successful F1 engineer Adrian Newey led Red Bull to enormous success in his 20-year-long tenure with the racing outfit. However, all hell broke loose when Christian Horner’s misconduct case triggered an internal power struggle within the camp. Newey was personally hurt as the accuser was believed to be his personal assistant as well. Hence, after her suspension, the chief technical officer decided to pull the plug and sought an early exit from his contract that runs till the end of the 2025 season. If rumors are to be believed, Newey’s contract consists of gardening leave, which disallows him to switch teams before the 2027 season. Regardless, the veteran engineer seems headstrong in his bold decision.

GP Blog recently claimed that Adrian Newey’s exit talks with Red Bull have commenced and that the engineer will be present in Miami, irrespective of the ongoing speculations. Notably, biggest RB rivals such as Ferrari, Aston Martin, and Mercedes have expressed strong interest in acquiring Newey’s services if given an option. However, the contract restrictions need to be sorted out before the veteran is able to make a move. It’s also important to note that Adrian Newey is currently designing RB’s supercar and offering his specialized inputs for the racing team. It’s also believed that Newey was miffed with Horner pushing him solely to the supercar project, thus reducing his role with the RB team. Overall, it would be interesting to see how Newey reacts to the speculations at the Miami Grand Prix.

RB To Release Official Statement On Adrian Newey’s Exit Speculations Soon

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Ahead of the Miami Grand Prix, an F1 insider is now reporting that Red Bull Racing and chief technical office Adrian Newey were surprised by the timing of the exit speculations. Not only that but after initially denying the speculations, RB is expected to release another statement on Tuesday to share further updates on the matter.

That being said, Adrian Newey’s exit could prove devastating for Red Bull. While the team believes they can rebuild without his support and expertise, Newey’s impeccable knowledge and experience in the industry are unmatched. Ferrari and Aston Martin queuing up with nearly a $100 million offer is a testament to Adrian Newey’s importance and caliber in the industry.  

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