Newey reveals that 2014 Red Bull RB10 is ugly

Adrian Newey

Adrian Newey

Red Bull designer Adrian Newey has admitted the new RB10 he is penning for the 2014 season is ugly.

“The new Red Bull is ugly. Unfortunately,” he is quoted by the German news agency SID.

Briton Newey, widely regarded as the best car designer in Formula 1, is not at Suzuka this weekend as he focuses instead on the challenge of the radical 2014 rules.

He said he is working on the RB10 for “four of the five days” of the working week.

He said the reason for the ‘ugly’ 2014 car is because of the new aerodynamic rules, sending designers down the path of penning a “hook nose”.

But the bigger concern for Formula 1’s technical boffins is the new powertrain rules, which Newey said are “more complex than ever before”.

Agreed Alain Prost, Renault ambassador: “We have three engine manufacturers, and none of them are particularly optimistic.

“Reliability is the biggest challenge at the moment, to be honest,” he added.

Mercedes‘ Toto Wolff, however, is excited.

“A month ago I was in Maranello and saw their engine factory and thought: ‘German engineering ingenuity against Italian improvisation and French laissez-faire’.”

Ferrari driver Felipe Massa, however, is most concerned about the ‘show’.

“Yes, it could be very frustrating to have to save fuel,” said the Brazilian at Suzuka.

“I just hope it can be interesting to watch for the spectators and viewers and that it can also be interesting for the drivers,” he added.

  • Red Bull Cheats

    “German engineering ingenuity against Italian improvisation and French laissez-faire.” Been whipping your @$$ for years.

  • Antimatter31

    ‘German engineering ingenuity against Italian improvisation and French laissez-faire’ and then a Italian person ingeniously finds a loophole within the regulations and he comes up with a 2000hp V6 engine within the compartment bay.

    Since 1950, I reckon thats out of date and its good that theres original thinkers in F1.

    As for the regulations, how slow izzit gonna get in years to come? At this rate, my brothers in law Focus is gonna be a match for the 2040 F1 racers.

    Sebastian Vettel will still be winning tho lol

  • 1rvy

    German engineering ingenuity, remind me again where AMG Mercedes F1 and Mercedes High Performance Engines are based – oh that’s right Northamptonshire!