Success Is Not a One-Person Achievement

Adrian Newey’s departure from Red Bull Racing has been a surprise and a significant change, but Daniil Kvyat believes the team’s depth in talent and structured engineering approach will prevent a collapse and enable them to adapt successfully.


‣ Adrian Newey’s departure from Red Bull Racing was unexpected and is seen as a significant change, but Daniil Kvyat believes the team is well-prepared and has the talent to restructure effectively.

‣ Despite concerns, Kvyat does not anticipate Red Bull Racing will collapse without Newey, highlighting the team’s depth in engineering talent and collaborative project management.

‣ Kvyat criticizes the clichéd thinking that a successful team like Red Bull Racing is dependent on a single individual, emphasizing the collective effort and diverse expertise within the team.

Oh boy, where do we even start? Red Bull Racing’s been on a roller coaster this year, and that’s putting it mildly. Adrian Newey, the brain behind the beast, decided to pack his bags. Why? Well, let’s just say there’s been a bit of a kerfuffle with Christian Horner, the team principal. Talk about drama.

And Daniil Kvyat? The guy was pretty taken aback by Newey’s exit. But collapse? Nah, he doesn’t see that happening to Max Verstappen‘s squad.

“First off,” Kvyat spills during a chat with GPblog, “I was like, ‘Whoa, that’s a biggie.’ But then, you think, maybe Red Bull’s got something up its sleeve.” He’s got a point. That team’s crawling with brainiacs. “They’ll figure it out,” he adds, hopeful. “Adrian’s a genius, no doubt. But it’s all about the team, right?”

So, who’s stepping into Newey’s shoes?

Lately, Red Bull’s been kinda playing it cool about the whole Newey situation. Kvyat’s betting they’ll weather the storm. “If their ducks are in a row, especially with the engineering squad, they’ll be fine,” he muses. “Adrian did his bit, sure. But it’s a team game. Aero guys, hydraulic wizards – everyone’s got a piece of the puzzle. It’s gonna be fascinating, watching how they adapt.”

As for the doomsayers predicting doom and gloom? Kvyat’s not buying it. “Collapse? That’s a bit much,” he chuckles. “Change is inevitable. Good, bad? Who knows. But saying it’s all down to one guy? That’s old-school thinking.”

Kvyat calls out the clichés

Some folks reckon Red Bull’s lost without Newey’s magic touch. That Verstappen’s irreplaceable. “Classic cliché,” Kvyat shakes his head. “Not the case, though. It’s a collective effort. Sure, someone’s leading the charge. But if they step down, the show goes on. It’s about the team, the collective brainpower.”

In a nutshell, Red Bull Racing’s at a crossroads. But if you ask Kvyat, it’s far from the end of the road. Change? It’s just part of the game. And who knows? It might just be the start of a new chapter.

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez is a senior writer at With a passion for motorsports, Albert brings a unique perspective to the world of Formula One. With over five years of experience as a sports reporter, he has honed his skills in capturing the essence of the sport.

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