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Adrian Newey, Red Bull Racing Chief Technical Officer
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How big a blow is Newey's exit to Red Bull?

OPINION: Adrian Newey’s departure from Red Bull marks the end of an era at Formula 1’s current dominant team. After murmurs of discontent over the winter, the situation reached a breaking point and all eyes are now on the impact it has on the team and its rivals in the coming years

A fatal blow to Red Bull’s Formula 1 ambitions or, to steal a phrase from the famous Monty Python Black Knight sketch, nothing more than a flesh wound?

Those are the two opposing views about the impact that Adrian Newey’s departure at the start of next year will have on F1’s current world champion squad as it prepares for the all-new rules era from 2026 without its design genius.

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