Adrian Newey hospitalised in crash

2010 F1 season

Adrian Newey has been taken to hospital for precautionary checks following a crash at Snetterton

The Red Bull technical director was competing in a Ginetta G50 race supporting the British Touring Car Championship at the Norfolk circuit.

The race was red-flagged after his crash in which two other cars made contact with his G50. He was removed from the car on a stretcher.

Newey, designer of the championship-leading RB6 which has won six races this year, was appearing in the race as a guest driver.

He was also involved in a crash while racing in the Le Mans classic in 2006. Earlier this year Red Bull presented him with a 2009 RB5 to thank him for his work for the team.

Read more: Newey given RB5 at Goodwood

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30 comments on Adrian Newey hospitalised in crash

  1. wasiF1 (@wasif1) said on 9th August 2010, 2:57

    Why you want to ride on other cars when your car is the fastest machine on earth & then get injured. I think this may be the last time we may see him racing this season. Now Red Bull needs to think about three drivers now.

  2. Sush Meerkat said on 9th August 2010, 13:31

    I like how alot of people are banging the “old” drum here, well I’d like to say Stirling Moss, now everyone shhh.

  3. Snobeck said on 9th August 2010, 14:30

    Age really only becomes a serious factor in certain series, such as F1. There are plenty of racers around the world (who do it sucessfully) well PAST their 50s. Sure to remain competetive in a F1 car, being younger helps… but that doesn’t necessarily hold true for other racecars (e.g. sports cars, stock cars etc). I’ve been involved in racing for my entire adult life (about 8 years now), and I do find it interesting that so many people watch one clip of Newey crashing and assume he is not up to the task. As racers we all have incidents; I’ve had my fair share that would make me look a bit of a fool, and if I was 50+, not 26, you all might say it was my age… but mixed into those undesireable moments came quite a few wins and podiums ;)

    Newey is a racer, hats off to him for it.

  4. andrew said on 10th August 2010, 22:34

    He seems to have a thing for crashing race cars so was it really a good idea to give him is own F1 car worth millions to go and play with on a track!!! :/
    Anyway hope you get well and drive safely :)

  5. BasCB (@bascb) said on 11th August 2010, 10:04

    It seems Mark Webber spoke with Newey after the crash, returning the favour from after his 2008 accident. This is what he said about it:

    “I’ve been in touch with Adrian and he’s okay,” Webber said, following the technical chief’s release from the Norwhich and Norfol hospital with a bruised arm. “In fact, he was joking about not having a flexi bed in hospital.”

    from http://www.grandprix.com/ns/ns22518.html

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