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F1 News: Adrian Newey Crowned 2024 World Car Person Of The Year After RB19 Dominance

Adrian Newey has clinched the prestigious title of ‘World Car Person’ of the year after a stellar performance in the automotive industry, particularly with his exceptional contributions to Formula 1.

Key Takeaways:

  • Red Bull’s Chief Technical Officer and aerodynamicist, Adrian Newey, has been named the 2024 World Car Person of the Year, triumphing over four other finalists.
  • With a remarkable 35-year career in Formula 1, Newey has contributed to cars securing 12 World Constructors’ titles and 13 World Drivers’ championships.
  • Newey’s recent achievements include designing the dominant RB19 for the 2023 F1 season, leading Red Bull Racing to victory in all but one race, and his current involvement in developing the RB17 hypercar.

For 35 years, Adrian Newey has played a pivotal role in Formula 1, contributing to the success of cars that clinched 12 World Constructors’ titles and 13 World Drivers’ Championships. His association with Red Bull Racing began in 2010, marking a significant chapter in his illustrious career. Prior to joining the Austrian team, Newey crafted winning cars for Williams and McLaren. His designs have resulted in over 200 victories across various teams.

As the Chief Technical Officer and aerodynamicist of Oracle Red Bull Racing, Newey played a pivotal role in designing the RB19 for the 2023 F1 season. The car, under the skillful control of Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez, demonstrated utter dominance, securing victories in all races except one. Red Bull swept both Championships in the same year, showcasing the excellence of Newey’s RB19 design.

The aero expert is also presently involved in the development of Red Bull’s RB17 hypercar. The car is scheduled to be unveiled and undergo track testing later this year, and its limited production, restricted to just 50 units, is set to commence in 2026.

Adrian Newey’s recognition as the 2024 World Car Person of the Year underscores his unparalleled expertise and significant contributions to the automotive industry, particularly in Formula 1. With a career spanning over three decades, his innovative designs continue to redefine excellence on the racetrack and beyond.

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