(Mercedes AMG F1 Team)
The Mercedes AMG F1 Team believe that the fact that Adrian Newey will step back from Red Bull's Formula One operation from next season won't have an detrimental affect on the Milton Keynes based outfit. On the morning of the Canadian Grand Prix it was announced that Newey would be taking on an advisory role with the team as they go through a transition phase.
Reacting to the news, Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff said:
'I don't think that this is a goodbye for Adrian. I think he wants to be associated with the team, but switch focus on to other projects. He is a very competitive person and I have no doubt that he will try to help them as much as possible to get the car back on a winning streak.'
Mercedes are currently the class of the field in 2014 leading both the driver's and constructor's championship as the sport head to the Red Bull Ring in Austria this weekend for the first time since 2003.
Infiniti Red Bull Racing have won the last four championship double's in a row and although there is still a long way to in the 2014 F1 season it looks likely that the Silver Arrows will win at least one championship this season such is their current advantage at the top of the championship.
Speaking after making the announcement in Canada, Newey stated:
'We've a very good level of talent at Milton Keynes we have managed to develop and nurture over the past years'.
Red Bull Racing head to their home race having scored a double podium last time out in Canada which included the teams first win of the season with Daniel Ricciardo securing his first Formula One victory while reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel finished the race in third place.
© Ben Johnston 2014