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Newey: 'I'm staying with Red Bull'

2013-11-01 08:27

'THANKS, ADRIAN!' Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel, hoisted by Mercedes' Nico Rosberg (left) and Lotus driver Romain Grosjean, pats Red Bull's chief technical officer Adrian Newey after winning the 2013 Indian F1 GP. Image: AFP

ALAN BALDWIN

ABU DHABI, UAE - Adrian Newey, Red Bull's multi-championship winning designer and technical director, has declared he intends to stay with the team to guide Sebastian Vettel to more glory.

The architect of the team's four-year run of success in both the Drivers' and Constructors' championship said he wants to stay because he enjoys his job so much.

His pronouncement late on Wednesday came as a major blow to rival teams hoping to lure him away from Red Bull and international racing teams involved in sailing series such as the Americas Cup.  (sub: Americas no apostrophe is correct)

COMMITTED TO WINNING

Newey said: "Having achieved some success over the last few years, the enjoyment is really in working with my colleagues and in continuing to develop the way we operate. It has been a great ride. 2014 will be a huge challenge with the regulation changes - I'm fully focused on that."

Newey stressed that he was committed to winning more F1 championships with Red Bull on top of the team's fourth consecutive title double.

He added: "Yes. The joy of working with this team is to have been involved in taking it from the ashes of Jaguar to where we are today."

Looking ahead to 2014, he said the regulation changes would be challenging for everybody.

"Next year's regulation changes are very big. The aerodynamic changes are not quite as big as we had for 2009 but they are still very significant. The engine regulation changes are huge and it's not at all clear whether one engine manufacturer will steal a significant advantage over the other two.

"Reliability will be a big issue, certainly at the start of the season if not for all of it. The installation of the engine in the chassis is very complicated - there are a lot of variables."

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