Red Bull Racing team boss Christian Horner has confirmed that the team’s chief technical officer Adrian Newey, who stepped back from the day to day running of the Formula One team’s technical department in 2015 is heavily involved in the design of the 2017 car.
Formula One will undergo huge technical changes next season primarily to do with aerodynamics and the fact that Pirelli will introduce wider tyres.
Speaking at the Circuit of the Americas over the United States Grand Prix, Horner confirmed that Newey is splitting his week between the Formula One team design office and Red Bull Advanced Technologies where he developing a new hyper car in collaboration with Aston Martin.
Newey returned to the pit-wall over the weekend at the United States Grand Prix and witnessed Daniel Ricciardo finish the race on the podium in third place behind Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.
Newey who has been with Red Bull Racing since 2006 following his departure from McLaren. The Englishman designed the championship winning cars for the Milton Keynes based outfit from 2010 – 2013.