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Adrian Newey's future still the subject of speculation despite Red Bull statement

Just how long is "the foreseeable future"?

By William Esler.   Last Updated: 23/05/14 5:05pm

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Red Bull might have confirmed that Adrian Newey is staying put for "the foreseeable future" on Thursday, but speculation about the ace designer's long-term whereabouts continues in the Monaco paddock.

With Ferrari thought to have made a lucrative offer to the design guru for his services and the World Champions rather vague statement has left some to question just how long "the foreseeable future" is.

When pressed by Sky Sports F1's Ted Kravitz if the announcement meant Newey would only remain with Red Bull until the end 2015, Team Principal Christian Horner was giving little away.

"The details of any contract with any employee are private between the employee and the team and not something to be discussed with media," Horner said. "What I can tell you is that he has pledged his future with Red Bull for the foreseeable future."

Perhaps trying to save face, Ferrari Team Principal Marco Mattiacci denied making an approach for Newey.

"Categorically from my side we did not make any offer to Adrian Newey," he told Sky Sports F1.

But maybe if it wasn't from his side per se, could an approach have come from Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo?

"I am not aware of that. At the moment I am very focused on inside Ferrari and what we need to do," Mattiacci added.

"I am not going to comment on what Adrian said. I have been working hard on Ferrari in the last month, my focus is not on shopping because I think we have a fantastic team."

Thus Newey's long-term future remains a mystery and Red Bull's reluctance to comment on the subject is something which makes David Croft suspicious.

"Surely if Adrian Newey was staying long-term with Red Bull, they would be releasing a press release and saying he is with us, he is our man, we are going to win more World Championships," the Sky F1 commentator said.

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