Marko reveals which F1 team Adrian Newey will join and it’s not Ferrari

Adriano Newey announce his departure from Red Bull's F1 project and will leave the team completely in 2025

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In an unexpected turn of events within the Formula 1 paddock, Helmut Marko has revealed the team he believes Adrian Newey, after the Red Bull chief technical officer announce he will be leaving the team in 2025

Even before the announcement was made official, Newey had been strongly linked to Ferrari, with reports suggesting he met with team principal Fred Vasseur ahead of the Miami GP to thrash out personal terms on a contract. Aston Martin and Williams are also keen on his services.

“What colour do I see Newey in the future? I think the red clashes a bit with the dark blue. But I think anything is possible with a great colour like green,” Marko said, suggesting that Aston Martin will be the design guru’s next team.

Until leaving Red Bull, Newey will work on their hypercar project – the RB17 – and is expected to be free to join another F1 team in the first quarter of 2025. 

Christian Horner, Adrian Newey and Helmut Marko at the 2023 Saudi Arabain GP | Lars Baron/Getty Images
Christian Horner, Adrian Newey and Helmut Marko at the 2023 Saudi Arabain GP | Lars Baron/Getty Images

It has been suggested that Aston Martin owner Lawrence Stroll has offered Newey a huge contract to make the move to Silverstone and head the design department. 

Previously, Newey has stated that not designing a car for Fernando Alonso one of his biggest regrets in F1, and with the Spaniard recently signing a multi-year deal to stay at Aston Martin he could get the chance to do so. 

“I always wanted to work with him once in my life,” Alonso said before the 2024 Miami Grand Prix. “I respect him a lot. I consider him the best probably F1 ever had, a legend of the sport.

“I feel in a way privileged to drive alongside him in the paddock, obviously as a competitor, but I feel lucky to be part of his journey and he was part of my journey as well because he always competed against his cars.”

Ferrari 2025 line-up Leclerc and Hamilton | X.com @F1
Ferrari 2025 line-up Leclerc and Hamilton | X.com @F1

Rumours of Ferrari switch 

Alongside Aston Martin, Newey is said to have an offer from Ferrari who have tried to bring the Englishman to Maranello on a number of occasions in the past. 

Another of Newey’s F1 regrets was not designing a car for Ferrari and seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton. Should he join Ferrari in 2025, he will be able to do both as Hamilton is leaving Mercedes for the Scuderia at the end of the current season. 

Ferrari have been restructuring its technical team and see Newey as a crucial addition to elevate their performance. They believe his expertise in aerodynamics and vehicle design could be a game-changer, potentially shifting the competitive balance in F1. 

This speculation is further fuelled by the high anticipation of both current Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc and future member Hamilton, who have expressed eagerness to work with Newey

John Smith
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