Red Bull CTO and Engineer Adrian Newey Ready to Leave F1 2025

Red Bull’s esteemed engineer and Chief Technical Officer, Adrian Newey, is scheduled to depart from the team during the first quarter of 2025, as announced in a statement on Wednesday. Newey is recognized as one of the most influential designers in the history of Formula 1.

Having joined Red Bull in 2006, Newey’s exceptional car designs have led to the team securing seven F1 Drivers’ Championships and six Constructors’ Championships, accumulating a remarkable 118 victories and 101 pole positions. Among these achievements is the notable STR 2008 pole and victory.

Prior to his tenure at Red Bull, the 65-year-old engineer had successful stints at Williams and McLaren, further cementing his legacy in the world of motorsport.

“It has been my immense honor to have been a part of Red Bull Racing’s journey for nearly two decades, from its early days as a newcomer to becoming a powerhouse team with multiple championship wins,” stated Adrian Newey in a press release issued by Red Bull.

Red Bull CTO and Engineer Adrian Newey Ready to Leave F1 2025

“As I reflect on this incredible journey, I believe now is the right moment to pass the baton to others and explore new challenges for myself,” Newey added.

Currently, Newey is deeply involved in the development of Red Bull’s first hypercar, the highly anticipated RB17, and he intends to dedicate his remaining time to this ambitious project.

Christian Horner, the Team Principal and CEO of Red Bull Racing, expressed profound gratitude to Newey for his extraordinary contributions that have propelled the team to an impressive 13 titles over 20 seasons.

“All of our greatest moments over the past two decades have been guided by Adrian’s technical expertise,” remarked Christian Horner. “His unique ability to envision designs that transcend Formula 1, drawing inspiration from diverse sources, coupled with his keen adaptability to navigate rule changes and pinpoint the most strategic areas for development, have been instrumental in Red Bull Racing’s extraordinary success. Adrian’s unwavering determination to achieve victory has elevated our team to heights that even the late Dietrich Mateschitz may not have foreseen.”

Meanwhile, on the race track, driver Max Verstappen has clinched three consecutive World Championships since 2021. In the latest season, Verstappen’s dominance was highlighted by a record-breaking achievement of winning 19 out of 22 races.