Dr. Helmut Marko du Neuve: “Of course it’s painful” / Formula 1

Adrian Newey, the greatest Formula 1 designer of the past 30 years, is leaving Red Bull. Red Bull Motorsport Consultant Dr. Helmut Marko says: “Of course this loss is painful for us.”

Adrian Newey will leave Red Bull at the end of 2024, the second big news of the young GP season, with Lewis Hamilton announced to become a Ferrari driver in early 2025 before the start of the World Cup in Bahrain. .

Dr. In the paddock at the Miami International Autodrome, Helmut, who has worked with Marco Newey as Red Bull’s motorsport adviser for almost two decades, says: “When the motivation disappears and he almost has a kind of fatigue, you have to. Acceptance of such decision. If he says that he is short of breath and needs a recovery period, we have to accept that.”

“Due to his tremendous achievements in recent years, a mutual termination of his contract was reached.”

“Of course this loss is painful for us, we are talking about the best designer in Formula 1. He is respected by everyone as a person who is always ready to overcome any difficulties. And he knows how to respond to problems in the best way.

“On the other hand, we have a broad team of technical experts led by Pierre Vache, which includes young engineering talent. “So I don’t see any danger in us falling here.”

“After a certain period of time, Adrian will regain his desire to race and it will be available to another racing team.”

First practice, Miami

01. Max Verstappen (NL), Red Bull Racing, 1:28.595 min
02. Oscar Piastri (AUS), McLaren, 1:28.700
03. Carlos Sainz (E), Ferrari, 1:28.711
04. George Russell (GB), Mercedes, 1:28.784
05. Lance Stroll (CTN), Aston Martin, 1:28.817
06. Sergio Perez (MEX), Red Bull Racing, 1:28.868
07. Lewis Hamilton (GB), Mercedes, 1:29.012
08. Yuki Tsunoda (J), Racing Bulls, 1:29.056
09. Esteban Ocon (F), Alpine, 1:29,163
10. Pierre Gasly (F), Alpine, 1:29,175
11. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), Racing Bulls, 1:29.178
12. Kevin Magnussen (DK), Haas, 1:29.189
13. Nico Hulkenberg (T), Haas, 1:29.314
14. Alex Alban (T), Williams, 1:29.393
15. Guanyu Zhou (RCH), Sauber, 1:29,445
16. Lando Norris (GB), McLaren, 1:29.495
17. Valtteri Bottas (FIN), Sauber, 1:29.636
18. Logan Sargent (USA), Williams, 1:29.891
19. Fernando Alonso (E), Aston Martin, 1:30.023
20. Charles Leclerc (MC), Ferrari, 1:32.099

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