Adrian Newey, the mastermind of Red Bull Racing, expressed his wish to have worked with two-time world champion Fernando Alonso, who reciprocated the sentiment and praised Newey as a legend of the sport, despite them never having worked together on the same Formula One team.
‣ Adrian Newey, the mastermind of Red Bull Racing, has expressed his desire to have worked with two-time world champion Fernando Alonso.
‣ Despite never having worked together, Alonso and Newey have a mutual respect and admiration for each other.
‣ Alonso owns a Valkyrie, a car designed by Newey, and has expressed his happiness to be driving during a time when Newey is building Formula One cars.
‣ Alonso believes that Newey is responsible for his and many other drivers’ inability to win more championships due to his superior car designs.
Adrian Newey is a name that rings loud in the world of racing. He’s had the privilege of working with the best in the business. However, one name that’s missing from his list is Fernando Alonso. Recently, Newey, the brain behind Red Bull Racing, expressed his wish to work with Alonso. With Alonso’s career nearing its end, the possibility of the two collaborating in Formula One seems slim.
Alonso, on the other hand, has heard Newey’s wish. Speaking to GPblog and others on Thursday, he said, “He’s a legend of the sport. We’ve been very close, a few times, of working together.” He reminisced about the time when Newey published a book in Spain. Alonso had the honor of writing the foreword.
Alonso has a Valkyrie by Newey
Despite never having worked together, Alonso and Newey share a mutual respect. Alonso speaks highly of Newey, calling him an “incredible person.” He feels fortunate to have been in the same environment as Newey, even though they never worked on the same team.
Alonso expressed his happiness about living and driving in an era where Newey builds Formula One cars. He said, “I wish one day I was working with him. I will drive the Valkyrie at home, and maybe I feel something already when I jump in, and that will make me happy.” He added this with a laugh.
The conversation took an interesting turn when Alonso was asked if Newey was the reason he only won two world titles. The Aston Martin driver responded firmly, “He is responsible. Yes, for 19 drivers for two decades, not to win a championship.”