Red Bull F1 Boss Explains the Absence of Adrian Newey Since Long

Published 10/16/2021, 6:42 AM EDT
PORTIMAO, PORTUGAL – OCTOBER 23: Adrian Newey, the Chief Technical Officer of Red Bull Racing looks on in the garage during practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Portugal at Autodromo Internacional do Algarve on October 23, 2020 in Portimao, Portugal. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)


Red Bull are slightly disappointed not to win the Turkish Grand Prix. However, there was some relief as after a long absence, Adrian Newey was back with the team.

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Most would assume that Dr. Helmut Marko and Christian Horner are the prominent figures in the Red Bull hierarchy. But, Adrian Newey also plays an important role in the Raging Bulls dominating a race weekend. However, the British engineer was missing from the paddock for a long period. And now, Dr. Marko has revealed why Newey was not present for such a long time.

Red Bull boss gives the reason why Adrian Newey was absent

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Newey plays a crucial role in Red Bull’s success over a Grand Prix weekend. Hence, not having could not only harm the morale but also the team’s performance.

As quoted from FormulaPassion Marko said, “Yes, I can confirm it, he had this problem. We are well placed in the standings, but for us he is a very important figure. At first we didn’t know how serious the accident was and Adrian had to undergo several operations.”

SPIELBERG, AUSTRIA – Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner, Red Bull Racing Team Consultant Dr Helmut Marko and Renault Sport F1 Managing Director Cyril Abiteboul talk on the grid before the Formula One Grand Prix of Austria at Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

He is not completely fit yet, but he is ready to do his job and he immediately understood the problems we had in Istanbul. they are related to the chassis. There will be a meeting with Verstappen this week in Milton Keynes, so that we can get back to the top on the chassis side as well,” Marko explained. (Translated via Google Translate)

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Can the Raging Bulls squad take the lead in the constructors’ championship?

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With the Red Bull prodigy coming in second place at the Turkish Grand Prix, which saw him take the top spot in the title race against arch-rival Lewis Hamilton. The Milton-Keynes-based outfit hopes to grab a good result at the US GP that would see them leading the team’s standings.

Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Intercity Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – October 10, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in action during the race REUTERS/Murad Sezer

The Horner-led team has faith that Verstappen and Perez can bring home a good result, and seize maximum points in Austin that would see them overtake their rivals, Mercedes in the championship.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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