Adrian Newey has emphasised how frustrated he is by suggestions that Red Bull Racing has overstepped the limits of the technical regulations.
Newey was speaking in a superb new documentary made by Red Bull and available on the team’s website and YouTube channel.
“Since 2010 in particular the level of sniping at us just got silly, to be honest,” says Newey in the 29-minute film. “It seemed like every race we were accused of doing something illegal. The car of course was using the regulations to the edge, that’s to me is what you should do in F1.
“There’s no such thing as the spirit of the regulations, it’s black and white printed you can’t do this, you can do that. We took the can do bits right to the edge. The bottom line is the car was legal, and we won the races.”
Meanwhile team boss Christian Horner praises Newey: “What he’s achieved is quite phenomenal. I think he’s now arguably the best ever designer in F1. He surpasses what even Colin Chapman achieved.
“He is absolutely relentless, his desire for excellence, his desire to keep improving the car.”
Complimenting Newey on his pursuit of the limits, Mark Webber says: “I don’t think it’s any secret that our car is one of the hardest cars to work on, and that’s how Adrian just does things, you’ve just got to get on with it. The boys are destroyed.”
The documentary, which also features Sebastian Vettel, gives a fascinating insight into the development of the team since 2005.
It can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/redbullracing