Newey delighted with constructors’ title
7 November 2010 – Adrian Newey was thrilled to have picked up the Constructors’ Championship with Red Bull Racing in Brazil, having last celebrated team honours as an outfit’s Chief Designer when with McLaren in 1998.
Following a disastrous race in South Korea two weeks ago, Red Bull returned to their winning ways as Sebastian Vettel led home Mark Webber in Sunday’s race at Interlagos.
“Well this is amazing, to have done it with this team from being a midfield runner to the point of winning the Constructors’ Championship is a real achievement for all the team in Milton Keynes,” Newey told BBC Sport.
He then described his feelings regarding the potential for a title win when joining the squad in late 2005:
“It was obviously the aspiration but I was far from sure that we could achieve it, certainly the team didn’t have the infrastructure - we’ve built everything up, the whole operation together.
“Really it’s getting everybody to gel and work as a team together; it sounds corny but it really is to get everybody to work together as a cohesive unit. We had a quick car last year but just weren’t quick enough with double diffuser at beginning of the year.
“This year we’ve had mechanical problems or whatever and kind of started to lost confidence after Korea, which was probably one of my worse ever races!”