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Old 9th November 2005, 12:23   #1
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Default Red Bull pulls a fast one on Mclaren!

....and steals their designer, Adrian Newey, who is one of the best in the business.

If anyone needs a sign of how serious red bull are, here it is!! And here again!

So, after years Mclaren finally get a stunner of a car in 2005, and then their chief designer leaves them! What could this mean for their 2006 season?

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Old 9th November 2005, 12:33   #2
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This is really hot news. With Adrian Newey in their bag one can expect Red Bull to be right up there in the top teams in 2006.

Picture this

Newey designed car + Ferrari engine = killer combo

Mclaren must really be a worried lot after the awesome car they had this year
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Don't know how much of an influence he would have on the 2006 car, but you can bet the barn that 2007 onwards, Red Bull will be up there fighting for wins.
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HO HO HO!!!Looks like Christmas has arrived a little too early for the Red Bull team!!...and Maybe Ferrari can get a few secrets out of him via Red Bull on what made the 2005 McLaren so darn quick??
Its all fair...like how Honda is trying to make Barrichello spill the beans of Ferrari.
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Man this is big news. Christian Horner is really serious when it comes the playing the F1 game. I'm sure he's paying Newey top dollar for his services. (esp after McLaren's dominant showing this year).

But, he need to find the best engine to match the chassis otherwise it will work only on tight technical tracks.
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What could this mean for their 2006 season?
Not much, i reckon. Next year's car is probably very much completed so if anything only the in-season development of the car may be affected. Same with RB in 2006, Newey wont have much of an effect on their 2006 car.

Its true that this is a setback for the Mclaren team but a team like that will certainly have ensured that their design team remains upto scratch with or without Newey. Same thing happened with Renault when Gascogne joined Toyota.

Did any of you know about the bizzarre incident some years ago when Newey infact joined Jaguar for a few weeks and then came back?
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Hey Deeps

Never heard of this Newey Jag story . When did that happen? I guess it was hush hush
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Not much, i reckon. Next year's car is probably very much completed so if anything only the in-season development of the car may be affected. Same with RB in 2006, Newey wont have much of an effect on their 2006 car.
Newey will stay with McLaren till the end of Feb 2006, so I doubt if his presence will make a major change to Red Bull 2006.

There's a lot of politiking behind this as well. If Bernie can swing Honda and Toyota his way the GPMA is as good as dead, especially with Honda floating yet another team this year...it will have to be Williams, BMW and McLaren alone in the new series. Williams is already crippled with the loss of title sponsors and 2nd rung drivers, the outspoken Paul Stoddard has sold his Minardi to Red Bull so I guess its goodbye GPMA.
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Newey is a person who has a major effect on a teams success. But its going to make major infuence on Redbull atleast form 2007 and we can see them among top teams. So his departure will be quite a blow for Mclaren.

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