Coulthard – I brought Newey to Red Bull

Mon, 15 October 2007, 12:50

David Coulthard has revealed that he was instrumental to uniting Red Bull with its highly respected designer Adrian Newey a couple of years ago.

“I brought Adrian to the team,” the Scot, who had switched from McLaren to the Austrian outfit at the end of 2004, told an interview with the Dutch magazine Formule 1 Race Report.

The British pair had previously worked together on championship-winning campaigns not only at McLaren, but in the mid-90s at Williams.

Newey left McLaren at the end of 2005, but this year’s RB3 is his first fully-fledged effort for Milton Keynes based Red Bull Racing.

Coulthard, 36, explained of Newey’s move: “Red Bull were looking for a designer, Newey for a new job, and I brought them together. Simple as that.”

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