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Red Bull are not a one man team

For many onlookers in Formula One, Red Bull Racing have been a one man team for the past four years, with Sebastian Vettel dominating the sport.

The German driver has taken four consecutive Formula One World Drivers Championships, whilst the team has also taken four successive constructors titles.

In truth, the team has always been built around one man, but it's not Vettel, it's chief technical officer Adrian Newey.

The British Formula One engineer joined the Red Bull Racing outfit in 2006, with the fledgling team reportedly shelling out $10 million a year for the sports leading aerodynamicist.

It was money well spent as he was the key to all the success that has followed for the team.

But with the news that next years car will be the last that Newey is heavily involved in, Red Bull Racing now find themselves at a crossroads.

'We will do whatever is necessary.

'The team was built around Adrian [Newey] but we have a group of really good people and are prepared for the challenge.'
Red Bull's motorsport adviser Helmut Marko told the BBC.

'If our whole team was not full of passion, we wouldn't have success.'

Newey will be involved in new projects for Red Bull Technology and has been linked with a British project to enter Sailing's America's Cup.








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Date:Tuesday June 17 2014

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