© 1998-2013 GPUpdate.net
GPUpdateManager F1 Game
Other Sports Tickets
Manchester United tickets
Renowned Formula 1 designer Adrian Newey turned down an approach from Ferrari in order to remain at Red Bull last year, BBC Sport reports on Thursday. Having joined the Milton Keynes team in 2005, the Englishman helped lead the outfit formerly known as Jaguar to double World Championship success.
It is being reported that Ferrari approached the 52-year-old in the spring of 2010, with the Englishman having made the conscious decision not to switch to the Italian outfit before beating it to the title several months later.
“Of course, Adrian is one of – if not the – best in F1,” Ferrari Team Principal Stefano Domenicali told Gazetta dello Sport. “We often joke about the possibility but I have the impression that he’s happy in England and happy to stay at Red Bull.”
It is understood that Newey – who won his first title with Nigel Mansell at Williams in 1992 before switching to McLaren in 1997 - has since renewed his contract with Red Bull for another three years. It was also confirmed earlier this month that World Champion Sebastian Vettel will be staying with the team until at least the end of 2014.
|15 May||Tost: Drivers need to perform exceptionally|
|15 May||Mixed feelings over penalty points system|
|14 May||Mateschitz: Nothing to do with racing|
|12 May||We can be happy with fourth, says Vettel|
|11 May||Vettel not dejected after missing pole|
|11 May||Newey expects minor visual changes in '14|
|29 Apr||Video of the Day: Team building at Red Bull|
|3 Feb||'RB9 is an evolutionary car' – Newey|
|4 Jan||'RB9 has been compromised' - Newey|
|26 Nov '12||Infiniti to become title sponsor of Red Bull|
|21 May||Whitmarsh: Lowe release the right thing to do|
|21 May||Video: Mégane Red Bull RB8 limited edition|
|21 May||Kristensen gets steward role in Monte-Carlo|
|21 May||Book F1 tickets and join the action live!|
|21 May||Single DRS zone retained for Monaco GP|
|More Adrian Newey photos|