While Red Bull showed they could truly compete with Mercedes for the world title, the mind of the car did not show up. Day after day, Adrian’s absence Newey it became heavier and heavier, also because very few, outside the team, knew why. To the point that someone even talked about the Newey case.
None of this: the Milton Keynes designer has finally returned to Turkey, without making any statements about his “disappearance”. It was Councilor Helmut Marko to explain the reasons. Simply, Newey was the victim of a bike accident which should be no more than three months ago, given that the designer was in the Silverstone paddock on Friday 16 July. The accident had non-trivial consequences, to the point of requiring several surgical operations: “Yes, I can confirm it, he had this mix up. We are well placed in the standings, but for us he is a very important figure. At first we didn’t know how serious the accident was and Adrian had to undergo several operations“Said Marko a Sky Deutschland. “He’s not completely fit yet, but he is ready to do his job and immediately understood the problems we had in Istanbul: they are related to chassis. There will be a meeting with Verstappen this week in Milton Keynes, so we can get back to the top on the chassis side as well.“.