Newey: My career realistically on a countdown

Newey: My career realistically on a countdown

Newey: My career realistically on a countdown

Adrian Newey, Red Bull’s Chief Technical Officer and legendary Formula 1 designer, reflected on his successful career so far, admitting is realistically on the countdown.

Adrian Newey notched up another achievement in his illustrious career in the Canadian Grand Prix last Sunday, as Max Verstappen, driving the RB19 he designed took the 100th F1 win for Red Bull Racing.

It was but another achievement added to the long list that has the British engineer name on it, as the RB19 is most definitely on its way to join the other 13 F1 cars Newey designed that won Championships.

Reflecting on Red Bull’s 100th win, Newey told Sky Sports F1: “It’s really special. It’s been an amazing journey.

“My dream was to be an engineer in motor racing. When I got my first job and salary, that was the big moment, everything else has been a bonus,” he added.

Newey has been with Red Bull since 2006 after leaving McLaren, and has recently extended his contract with the team, sticking with the Melton Keynes outfit despite rivals’ best efforts to lure him away.

“I’m lucky enough to be doing what I always wanted to do. I enjoy the job, loved it,” Newey responded, when asked about how long he felt he could keep going on in F1.

“My career can’t go on forever, so as long as the team want me and I enjoy it, I will keep going,” he pointed out. “Realistically it’s on a countdown. Exactly when that day is I don’t know.”

Newey’s work with Red Bull has netted, 100 wins for the team, five F1 Constructors’ Championships, and six F1 Drivers’ Titles – four for Sebastian Vettel and two for Verstappen.

With the way things are now, these numbers are set to increase, Red Bull being more dominant than ever, and Verstappen in the form of his life, and with the current set of F1 regulations going on until 2026, the energy drinks outfit are in a strong position unless their rivals (Mercedes, Aston Martin, or Ferrari) manage to catch up.