S. Adrian Newey: Formula 1's 'Einstein' Worthy of Knighthood

Adrian Newey’s pivotal role in Red Bull’s ongoing success, exemplified by their latest Constructors’ Championship victory, has earned him accolades from former Red Bull drivers. The RB19 marks the 12th championship-winning car in Newey’s illustrious career as a legendary designer, potentially placing it among the sport’s all-time greats.

Newey’s dedication to his career has drawn special praise from those who have collaborated with him at the team. With Red Bull securing another Constructors’ Championship in Japan, Formula1.com interviewed former Red Bull drivers to reflect on the team’s progress over the years.

The enduring presence of Newey and Team Principal Christian Horner at the helm has been a key factor in their triumphs. Former test and reserve driver Robert Doornbos likened Adrian Newey to the Einstein of Formula 1, sharing an anecdote that illustrated Newey’s innovative mindset and willingness to push boundaries.

Mark Webber, a long-serving race driver for Red Bull, observed Newey’s relentless pursuit of excellence and suggested that he should be honored with the UK’s highest accolade for his remarkable career achievements. Webber appreciated Newey’s commitment to improvement, even when success seemed assured, and commended his humility and understated demeanor.

In Webber’s view, knighthood for Adrian Newey is not a matter of debate but a well-deserved recognition of his extraordinary contributions to the sport.




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