Ferrari will not copycat Newey style Red Bull tech structure

14 March, 2013

Adrian Newey (GBR) Red Bull Racing Chief Technical Officer looks at Ferrari on the grid.

Adrian Newey keeping an eye on Ferrari

Ferrari insists it is happy with its new technical structure, despite not having a high-profile figure like Adrian Newey to lead their design department.

“The goal,” said the Italian team’s Greek designer Nicholas Tombazis, “is to combine respect with victory, which is what we have failed to do in recent years.”

Indeed, in the wake of Kimi Raikkonen’s title for the Maranello marque in 2007, the coveted drivers’ championships have subsequently gone to McLaren, Brawn, and then Red Bull, whose technical head Newey is widely proclaimed a ‘genius’.

“Without knowing the details,” Tombazis told Italy’s Autosprint in an interview, “I think the way we are organised is quite different. We do not have a person who does everything, who pretends to know everything, while all the others are slaves.”

“We have a strong team and also quite a ‘deep’ one, that we have been able to re-examine in recent years because we were not winning. From the technical point of view I think it’s hard not to feel admiration for Adrian Newey. From the human point of view, I know other people,” he added. (GMM)


  • Mark

    “From the human point of view, I know other people.”… well you gotta know designs as well to make the car more faster and reliable.

  • seeing scarlet

    Reliability last year wasn’t an issue, just one break down. And I hate to say it but RBR wouldn’t be if it wasn’t for Newey. hahahahahahahah

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