Sergio Perez is only just beginning his journey with Red Bull, and he is already impressed with the team’s Chief Technical Officer, Adrian Newey. According to Checo, talking to his new boss was like talking to a “racing driver.”
Moreover, Adrian Newey himself has an impressive CV, as he has taken part in the Monaco Grand Prix as well the Le Mans 24, giving the 62-year-old the experience behind both the pit wall and the wheel.
The Mexican driver said, “The amount of communication he has with the driver, he understands what you are talking about like a driver. It is like talking to a racing driver.”
Moreover, Perez was also impressed by how he hand draws the designs instead of using software like CAD,“I’m very, very impressed to get that from Adrian,”
He added, “To see his big drawing machine there, I was very impressed. All the times you cross through his office, he is always drawing something.”
Newey has a number of achievements under his name in his time in Formula One, which includes five constructor’s championships with Williams, four with Red Bull, and One with Mclaren. Indeed, his old-style way of designing has surely got him the rewards.
Having Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen behind the wheel of the Red Bull car, along with a CTO like Adrian Newey, is sure to make them a force to reckon with in the upcoming 2021 season.
The season is all set to kick off in Bahrain on March 28, where teams and drivers will fight again for the chance of lifting the Constructors’ and Driversi championship. Time will tell if Sergio can spread his wings with the Milton-Keyes based team.