Newey receives prestigious award
16 July, 2011
Jul.16 (Grand Prix 247) Red Bull technical director Adrian Newey received the Motorsport Industry Association Award for the Most Outstanding Personal Contribution to the Motorsport Industry from former British world champion Damon Hill OBE at the MIA Summer Reception at the House of Lords in London
He joins a long list of British motorsport greats including Ross Brawn OBE, Sir Frank Williams CBE, Sir Stirling Moss OBE, Sir Jackie Stewart OBE, Tom Wheatcroft and Bernie Ecclestone.
Chris Aylett, CEO of the MIA, said: “Adrian’s personal contribution to the motorsport industry can be easily summarised in one word: Inspiration! With engineering leaders such as Adrian in F1, it will keep leading the world in competitive engineering and attract new, young engineers to get involved.”
In the citation for the award the MIA said: “Newey is widely regarded as one of the greatest engineers in motorsport history, being the only designer to win the Formula One Constructors’ Championship with three different F1 teams. At Red Bull Racing, he designed their 2010 championship-winning car, the RB6, and is enjoying his 2011 RB7 design dominating the field once again.”