Newey says late 2013 Red Bull is not a problem

JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 09: Sebastian Vettel (R) of Germany and Red Bull Racing talks with Red Bull Racing Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey (L) prepares to drive the new Red Bull Racing RB8 during day three of Formula One winter testing at the Circuito de Jerez on February 9, 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Sebastian Vettel; Adrian NeweyDec.7 (GMM) Red Bull designer Adrian Newey has confirmed reports that the team’s RB9 chassis, the successor to his F1 World Championship title winning RB8 will be launched slightly late.

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner admitted this week that progress with the Renault-powered RB9 is running “a little late”.

“We will be ready later than we would like,” Newey is now quoted by Spain’s El Mundo Deportivo.

“We had to focus until the last moment on development of the RB8 in order to retain the two titles.

“But it’s not a serious problem, because the RB9 is an evolution of the [RB8].”

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  • John

    Newey will come good. Next year will be interesting as I believe Merc may be able to challenge, Ferrari will want to, and McLaren you can never discount. Lotus and Williams may surprise.