Adrian Newey
Feb 2

F1: Newey ‘Back To The Drawing Board’ Amid Red Bull Crisis

Red Bull Racing only completed 21 laps throughout the four-day Jerez test. (Photo: Getty Images)

only completed 21 laps throughout the four-day test. (Photo: Getty Images)

Amid World Champion ’s testing nightmare at Jerez, bigwigs , , Helmut Marko and the visiting team owner Dietrich Mateschitz all departed southern Spain.

While rival Mercedes and Ferrari-powered teams have managed to collect dozens upon dozens of early preseason laps, the tally amassed by and in the troubled RB10 numbers 21.

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Jan 30

F1: Red Bull Still Struggling Through Jerez Testing

Daniel Ricciardo stands beside the Red Bull RB10 after continued problems during Jerez testing. (Photo: Andrew Ferraro/LAT Photographic)

stands beside the RB10 after continued problems during testing. (Photo: Andrew Ferraro/LAT Photographic)

Red Bull endured another disastrous day in Jerez as Daniel Ricciardo ran only three laps, and he failed to record a time before the team confirmed that it would not run again today.

On his first outing this morning he stopped on track with smoke rising from the rear of the car. The team is continuing to work with Renault to address packaging issues.

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Jan 28

F1: Red Bull RB10 Unveiled – Will It Be The Car To Beat?

(L-R) Infiniti Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner, drivers Sebastian Vettel of Germany, Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Infiniti Red Bull Racing Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey at launch of their new RB10 F1 car at the Circuito de Jerez on January 28, 2014. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

(left to right) team boss , drivers and , and chief technical officer pose with the new RB10. (Photo: Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

The Red Bull RB10, perhaps the most eagerly awaited of the 2014 cars, was finally unveiled to the media on Tuesday morning in .

However, plans for the car to begin testing immediately were put on hold due to what team boss Christian Horner called a “setup” problem that had become apparent the previous evening, and which left Sebastian Vettel waiting for the car to be readied.

The car has what Adrian Newey terms a “keel nose,” and along with the Mercedes is one of the more attractive designs to be seen so far.

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Dec 5

F1: Analyst Believes 2014 Rules Are ‘An Opportunity For Small Teams’

F1: Analyst Believes 2014 Rules Are 'An Opportunity For Small Teams'

A former Grand Prix driver thinks 2014 could be an opportunity for F1′s smaller teams to compete with their powerful rivals. (Photo: Getty Images)

Some believe that with the sweeping rule changes, the teams with the biggest budgets, best resources and longest experience will tower over their smaller competitors even more than in 2013, at the end of a period of relative stability.

But Ivan Capelli, a F1 driver in the ’80s and ’90s turned commentator for Italian television, is not so sure.

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Dec 2

F1: Red Bull’s Newey Says New Rules For ’14 A Big Challenge

F1: Adrian Newey Admits New Rules For 2014 Are A Challenge

Infiniti chief technical officer walks out the back of his team garage. (Photo: Getty Images)

Adrian Newey admits that even Racing is struggling to prepare for the huge rule changes coming for 2014.

He joked that the team still needed six months to prepare for the first race.

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