Adrian Newey Leaves Red Bull Racing

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CHT
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Re: Adrian Newey Leaves Red Bull Racing

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I am just wondering if the decision for AN to leave RBR Q1 2025 is part of RB grand plan to exclude AN cost in their budget to free up more resources for engine development?

Could AN still be part of RB but as vendor instead of salaried staff?

Just_a_fan
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Re: Adrian Newey Leaves Red Bull Racing

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CHT wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2024 9:55 am
I am just wondering if the decision for AN to leave RBR Q1 2025 is part of RB grand plan to exclude AN cost in their budget to free up more resources for engine development?

Could AN still be part of RB but as vendor instead of salaried staff?
He's a consultant now, not salaried staff. If he's inputting to the design/running of the race car then his costs are factored in to the cost cap. You can't get around it by changing how you pay someone. They are a cost centre irrespective of the contractual situation.
If you are more fortunate than others, build a larger table not a taller fence.

taperoo2k
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Re: Adrian Newey Leaves Red Bull Racing

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CHT wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2024 9:55 am
I am just wondering if the decision for AN to leave RBR Q1 2025 is part of RB grand plan to exclude AN cost in their budget to free up more resources for engine development?

Could AN still be part of RB but as vendor instead of salaried staff?
No. Newey was already contracted in a way to avoid his wages coming under the cost cap. His contract was with Redbull technologies not the F1 team if I remember correctly.

As for the '26 PU's? They been under development for quite a while now. Long enough for Verstappen to complain about how the '26 PU was running in the simulator.

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Re: Adrian Newey Leaves Red Bull Racing

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Aren't the 3 highest paid employees excluded from the cap anyway Newey is likely one of them.

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Re: Adrian Newey Leaves Red Bull Racing

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Just_a_fan wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2024 2:41 pm
CHT wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2024 9:55 am
I am just wondering if the decision for AN to leave RBR Q1 2025 is part of RB grand plan to exclude AN cost in their budget to free up more resources for engine development?

Could AN still be part of RB but as vendor instead of salaried staff?
He's a consultant now, not salaried staff. If he's inputting to the design/running of the race car then his costs are factored in to the cost cap. You can't get around it by changing how you pay someone. They are a cost centre irrespective of the contractual situation.
They could put him in the catering department....

(I'm joking before anyone has a go!!)