I admire you for having such mentality.
Well, it is done wrong.
It's not like a legacy of lasting positive effects on society, like leaving a good legacy as a politician for example. It sounds like mere vanity fantasy of having your name ring out on a luxury car generations from now. I see there is value in that, but it's nothing compared to the value of having a lifestyle that you prefer - in the place you call home, and a job that you enjoy. To each their own, but most people place more value on their quality of life than how famous they'll be a century after they die.Chuckjr wrote: ↑Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:41 amExactly. Exactly my thought. Ferraris will be auctioned off for the rest of time. His designs would have gone into timeless archives at Maranello with collectors still in 500 years seeking the "Newey models". Not to be.Just_a_fan wrote: ↑Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:22 pmA friend of mine turned down an offer to work at Ferrari when Brawn was there. It happens.
As for the "long lived life legacy" - what is that? Do you mean Ferrari will be around longer than RedBull? The titles that Newey has won over the years are his legacy. No one can take those away. Heck, taking the fight to Ferrari and beating them soundly 4 years in a row with a drinks company is quite some legacy. Add his titles with McLaren and Williams and he is F1's most successful designer ever. What bigger legacy is there?
The fact that he can turn down a huge offer from Ferrari shows his standing in the sport, and his own position in life.
Someday there will be no Red Bull. Someday there will still be Ferrari.
To say no to your own cars still being driven in 200...even 500 years?!? Come on. RedBull can or could NEVER offer such a legacy. All due respect but sorry this is another level in career legacy.
I think if there was any mistake in Newey's career, it was turning that offer down. Many designers have won multiple championships. Not many will have their personal designs locked into sportscar history (Ferrari history mind you) hundreds of years down the road.
Just my 2 cents.