Adrian Newey articles on F1 Fanatic archive
Newey: Red Bull blocked from Mercedes deal 15th January 2010, 12:50
Adrian Newey claims Red Bull evaluated a switch to Mercedes power for 2010 but were prevented from using the engines by rival teams. The designer claimed Mercedes users McLaren and Brawn blocked a Red Bull-Mercedes deal. Speaking at the Motorsport Safety Fund’s Watkins Lecture at Autosport International, Newey said the team considered the switch because [...]
Michael Schumacher vs Adrian Newey, 1991-2008 (F1 in numbers) 8th March 2009, 10:27
Michael Schumacher’s biggest rival was not a driver but a designer: Adrian Newey. So said K last week in the comments on an article about which driver won the most races. Journeyer suggested a graph showing how the seven-times world champion compared with the man who designed title-winners for McLaren and Williams.
F1 07 review: McLaren 20th November 2007, 7:00
They were thrown out of the 2007 constructors’ championship, fined $100m, and face life at the poor end of the garages in 2008. They signed a double world champion and the sport’s most exciting rookie for years, and the pair fell out horribly. Both missed out on the drivers’ championship by a single point. Their [...]
F1 07 review: Red Bull 9th November 2007, 9:00
After a shaky start to the season, Red Bull finally came good towards the end of the year. The team’s first chassis produced with the input of design wizard Adrian Newey proved troublesome at first. But once the outfit got its myriad reliability problems under control it became a regular top ten contender.
The feeder formula champions (p1/4) 10th September 2007, 9:00
Formula 3000 and lately GP2 have been pushing young driver towards F1 for over two decades. And yet no F3000 or GP2 champion has ever gone on to win the sport’s ultimate prize – the Formula 1 World Championship. In this four part series we take a look at the 22 champions – and what [...]
The F1 cars that never raced 11th July 2007, 7:00
A new book, “Unraced”, takes a look at some of the most recent F1 cars that were built yet never saw the start of a Grand Prix. It’s full of interesting tales from teams that collapsed to cars that were just too radical to be made reliable. Here’s four of the most interested F1 cars [...]
Canadian Grand Prix 2007 Preview 5th June 2007, 10:00
The 2007 F1 championship battle is incredibly close with constant changes between the leaders. If only the same could be said for the racing. There simply hasn’t been a race worthy of the name this year – can the circuit named after the ultimate racer’s racer Gilles Villeneuve serve up something other than a procession? [...]
The Adrian Newey saga dominated the headlines six years ago. Yet, in one of those funny little ironies, although he didn’t end up leaving McLaren for Jaguar at the time he did end up moving to the same team a few years later. Plus F1 (nearly) at Laguna Seca and the absence of Audi.
F1 in the blogs 25: Better than Chapman? 14th April 2007, 9:00
Colin Chapman produced some revolutionary cars each of which pushed F1 technology forward instantaneously in one huge leap. But the author of Post of the Week puts another designer forward as the greatest in motor racing history – and it’s not Gordon Murray, or even Adrian Newey. Plus the Felipe Massa backlash in the Italian [...]
Formula 1:43 6th April 2007, 19:01
My brother’s been hunting down 1:43 scale F1 models for a few years and has built up a collection of around 100. Here are some my favourites – the most historically interesting cars and the nicest models. Have you got a Formula 1 related collection – models, programmes, posters…