“Reported Disproportionately” – Horner Bashes Myth About Red Bull Mogul Adrian Newey’s Crash

Published 10/26/2021, 4:51 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 24, 2021 Red Bull team principal Christian Horner during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES


Apart from Dr. Helmut Marko and Christian Horner, Adrian Newey is an important figure in the Red Bull garage. However, the British engineer was missing for a few races this season as he was involved in a bike accident in Croatia.

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Team Principal Horner was quite surprised by the reports covering Newey’s accident. Nevertheless, he is happy that Newey is fully fit and back to helping the Raging Bulls for a Grand Prix weekend.

Red Bull boss is happy that Adrian Newey has fully recovered from his accident

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Up until the Turkish Grand Prix, Newey was absent. It was later reported that the Red Bull engineer had been involved in a bike crash while he was in Croatia. Now fully fit, Horner is quite shocked to see the number of reports covering this incident.

Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – May 20, 2021 Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner in the FIA Press Conference FIA/Handout via

As quoted from Motorsport-Total, Horner said, “Such things are sometimes reported disproportionately. It is true that he had an accident on his vacation. Fortunately, he is fully fit again – for a few weeks now. He has already been to Istanbul and he is in good shape.” (Translated via Google Translate)

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Marko reveals that former F1 boss helped Newey in Croatia

Red Bull’s advisor, Dr Helmut Marko, revealed that former F1 boss, Bernie Ecclestone, helped Newey after his crash. He revealed that Ecclestone managed to get the best treatment for Newey.

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The Austrian boss told F1.Insider.com, as quoted by Motorsport, “Adrian had several broken bones and a head injury in the accident. Fortunately, Bernie Ecclestone was in Croatia at the same spot.”

NUERBURG, GERMANY – OCTOBER 11: Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner and Red Bull Racing Team Consultant Dr Helmut Marko talk on the grid before the F1 Eifel Grand Prix at Nuerburgring in Nuerburg, Germany. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)

“Bernie has very close ties to the Croatian authorities. He made sure that Adrian received the best medical treatment promptly and also arranged the operations for his return to the UK,” Marko concluded. (Translated via Google Translate)

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Now with Newey back with the Milton-Keynes squad, he will play a vital role in the remaining races of the season. Can the Horner-led team win both championships this season? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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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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