Red Bull Keep Ferrari's Interest in Adrian Newey at bay

Team chief Christian Horner says design genius and technical director Adrian Newey has paternal feelings for Red Bull and is unlikely to be lured away by Ferrari.

updated: May 19, 2014 08:11 IST
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London: Red Bull team chief Christian Horner has made clear he is ready to rebuff any bids by Ferrari to lure design genius and technical director Adrian Newey to join the Italian team.

Horner, who has guided Sebastian Vettel and the team to four successive world titles with Newey-designed and developed cars, has been briefing reporters to see any Ferrari interest as purely "speculative".

But after over-seeing a change of team leadership at Maranello and announcing his disappointment at Ferrari's current form, president Luca di Montezemolo appears to be more keen than ever to recruit F1's most successful designer of all.

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