Red Bull confirm top F1 designer Adrian Newey’s exit as Ferrari wait in wings

Adrian Newey has confirmed he will leave Red Bull in early 2025 and it has emerged Ferrari have made an approach to the legendary F1 designer.

Sky Sports News understands both Ferrari and Aston Martin have approached Newey, whose preference is Ferrari. The Scuderia have already signed Lewis Hamilton for next year on a multi-year contract.
A Ferrari representative held a meeting in the last week with Newey, who will not serve a period of gardening leave when he departs next year, leaving him free to join another Formula 1 team to help design their 2026 car.
Aston Martin have been looking to sign Newey and held talks in the last few months, but they believe the 65-year-old is more keen on Ferrari.
Newey will not work on Red Bull's current F1 car for the rest of this season, instead putting his efforts into Red Bull's first hypercar, the RB17, before leaving in early 2025.

He will be at this weekend's Miami Grand Prix and has not yet ruled out the possibility of retirement from the sport.

Newey had informally told the team of his desire to leave last week and on Wednesday, Red Bull confirmed he will immediately step back from his Formula 1 design duties to "focus on final development and delivery of Red Bull's first hypercar, the hugely anticipated RB17"