Adrian Newey says 2015's Red Bull will be the last design he'll be involved with

Design guru has decided to take a step back from F1

By Mike Wise.   Last Updated: 09/06/14 3:29pm

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After extending his current contract with Red Bull, Adrian Newey told Martin Brundle he will be taking a step back from F1 to take on a mentoring role with

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Adrian Newey says that next year’s Red Bull car will be the last in which he has any hands-on involvement – and even then only in a limited capacity.

The World Champions announced ahead of Sunday’s Canadian GP that Newey had signed a new multi-year agreement but added that he will step back from F1 in order to work on new projects for Red Bull Technology.

Speaking to Sky Sports F1’s Martin Brundle on the grid in Montreal, Newey confirmed he would have a limited influence over Red Bull’s 2015 car before moving into what the team described as a more limited “advising and mentoring” capacity.

"I am looking forward to some different challenges, I've had a great time in Formula 1, but it is time to get involved in different things," Newey said.

The 55-year-old, who oversaw the design of four straight title-winning cars between 2010 and 2013, said he would be involved "slightly with next year's car. I will be involved in the initial layout and stuff then in the future I will be involved with the guys in the future just mentoring them and stuff and being an advisory really”.

Newey, who also enjoyed title-winning success with Williams and McLaren before joining Red Bull in 2006, added: "I have loved the career I've had, but I feel I need some new challenges and stimulations.

“I said I didn't want to spend my whole career purely in motor racing and now it is time to look at a few different things."

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