So this has been bothering me for a while. Every time Red Bull wins a grand prix, Newey goes to the podium to receive the award for the constructors. Even though Christian Horner is the team principle…seems like every other team sends the team principle out there. I know for a fact it’s Martin Whitmarsh at McLaren and Boullier for Lotus.
Anyone know why this is? Is Newey just that big in the sport that he takes precedence over the team principle?
Well, these are not stats I keep record of, but I’m a good researcher :D
Bahrain – Christian Horner
Monaco – Adrian Newey
Silverstone – Webber’s engineer Ciaron Pilbeam
Singapore – front-end mechanic Ole Schack
Japan – Christian Horner
Korea – Adrian Newey
India – team manager Jonathan Wheatley