Described by BBC commentator Martin Brundle as “the Leonardi da Vinci of F1” after the Brazilian Grand Prix – where the team stitched up its maiden Constructors’ Championship title – Newey has previously been involved in championship wins with former employers Williams and McLaren.
When asked if he had any future plans outside of F1, the 51-year-old told reporters: “I’ll be at Red Bull for a while to come.
“Red Bull are a great company and they’re interested in many different areas,” he added. “Maybe in the future we can do something different, but in the near future it’s Formula One still.”
Incidentally, Newey is the team’s highest-paid employee, according to the squad’s financial records. The team poached him from McLaren at considerable expense in early 2006 for a rumoured $10 million per season retainer.
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