(©Ben Johnston 2014)
Red Bull Racing boss Christian Horner is confident that chief designer Adrian Newey will remain at the Milton Keynes based outfit next season amid rumors over the course of the Spanish Grand Prix last weekend that the Englishman could be on his way to Ferrari for the 2015 season.
Newey, who has previously worked at the Williams F1 Team and McLaren joined Infiniti Red Bull Racing in February 2006 and has played an instrumental part in the teams success from 2010 - 2013. The out-fit have struggled so far this season and are currently 113 points behind Mercedes in the Constructors championship.
Speaking to Sky Sports F1 before the Grand Prix last weekend, Newey said:
'I don't know. I need to think about it. We're in the middle of the season and I'm just getting on with it.' he went to tell Sky: 'At some point I am going to have to think about the future, but at the moment my focus is getting in front of the silver cars'.
Following the Spanish Grand Prix, Red Bull chief Christian Horner said:
'A lot of approaches are made to our staff, but he enjoys the environment at Red Bull and he has always said he would like to finish his career at Red Bull. The team have a great relationship with Adrian.'
Ferrari have tried many times unsuccessfully to lure Newey away from Red Bull Racing and according to reports in Italy Ferrari could be ready to 'break the bank' in order to sign Newey.
©Ben Johnston 2014