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adrian newey reportedly not going to ferrari in 2025

'Newey not joining Ferrari, four teams still interested'

28 May at 07:57
Last update 28 May at 10:27
  • Corwin Kunst

Rumours continue to swirl around the persona of Adrian Newey. Red Bull Racing's top engineer could join another team in Formula 1 from next season, but will he start work straight away or will he take a holiday for a certain period first? And which team will lead the fight for his signature?

These are all questions that remain unanswered so far. Newey has already openly expressed his desire to go for one last challenge in the king class of motorsport, but he has also indicated that he is somewhat exhausted and needs a holiday. At the same time, his future new employer will want Newey to start as early as possible in 2025, as this will allow him to play as big a role as possible in building the 2026 car. That will be a big job for all the race stables, as the technical regulations will be upended from that season onwards.

No Ferrari?

Initially it seemed - based on rumours from Italy and England - that a deal between Ferrari and Newey was already in the works, but this was invariably denied by the protagonist and his manager Eddie Jordan. Auto, Motor und Sport came up with striking news over the weekend in Monaco: the Maranello-based racing stable would no longer be interested in the services of the master designer.

According to the German medium, Williams and McLaren are said to have contacted Newey. At both teams, the 65-year-old Briton has a past. Between 1991 and 1996, he worked at Williams, followed by a period at McLaren until 2005, before moving to Red Bull. At all three teams, Newey built cars that were good for world titles.

Mercedes and Aston Martin

Yet the names of two new teams have also resurfaced. AMuS knows that Mercedes have spoken to Newey, as have Aston Martin. The team that Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll drive for seem to have lost the momentum a bit and are idly watching as updates from McLaren and Ferrari prove to be big steps forward, while the British formation themselves seem to lose ground to their so-called 'Top 5 teams' rivals.