Rejuvenated Newey Already Working on 2022 Red Bull F1 Car: Horner Warns Rivals

Published 07/15/2021, 8:39 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Portuguese Grand Prix – Algarve International Circuit – Portimao, Portugal – April 30, 2021 Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner talks in the Team Principals Press Conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS

Formula One is introducing a big regulation change in the 2022 season. The change, which is expected to bring the teams closer and make the sport less predictable, has forced the teams to focus their attention on the 2021 and 2022 seasons simultaneously. Obviously, planning for two seasons together is a big task, and one of the teams that is doing this well is Red Bull.


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The Austrian team are currently involved in a title battle with Mercedes in both championships. The former is leading both championships as we approach the summer break.

And, according to team principal Christian Horner, they have started developing the 2022 car as well.


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Horner is confident that Red Bull can give attention to both seasons

In his column on Red Bull Racing‘s website, Christian Horner gave us an update on the development of the 2022 car.

“This year has been a juggling act with how much time and resource you commit to this year’s car and how much you devote to 2022.

Formula One F1 – French Grand Prix – Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France – June 20, 2021, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates with team principal Christian Horner after winning the race Pool via REUTERS/Nicolas Tucat

“It is far from a simple take, but I am confident we have the necessary resources to give both the attention they deserve,” stated the Red Bull team principal.


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Adrian Newey is fired up for the 2022 season: Christian Horner

Horner revealed in his column that Adrian Newey, the Chief Technical Officer of the Milton Keynes outfit, is already working on the 2022 car. He also stated the relationship between Honda and the Austrian team has fired up Newey for the future.


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Adrian and the Team are well into next year’s car. He has been sketching his designs on the drawing board, like he always has done, and is balancing the focus on 2021 and 2022,” said Horner.

Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – May 23, 2021, Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner celebrates after the race Pool via REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Like the entire Team, Adrian has greatly enjoyed the relationship with Honda over the last few years and working with the technical team. Now we are in a situation where we have a car with a competitive power unit, I think it would be fair to say that he has a renewed motivation,” Christian concluded.


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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sport Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been a ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.



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