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Berger: Red Bull will win with Newey

Adrian Newey is key to the success of Red Bull in the coming years says Gerhard Berger
Former F1 racer Gerhard Berger has said that Red Bull Racing will remain one of the team's to beat in F1 as long as Adrian Newey remains in place as its technical director.

Newey has played a major role in the team securing back-to-back titles, with his RB6 and RB7 models emerging as the class of the field as Sebastian Vettel secured the 2010 and 2011 championship crowns.

Berger himself has first hand experience of Newey's talents from his time of co-owner of the Toro Rosso team, which used a Red Bull designed car through until 2009, and speaking to Auto Motor und Sport, he admitted that the technical chief would be key to Red Bull's success going forwards.

“As long as they have Adrian Newey and his technical staff, Red Bull will have either the fastest or the second fastest car,” he said. “And with [Sebastian] Vettel in one of the cars, with so much confidence and experience now, he can make the difference even with the second best car.”

While Berger tipped one German to continue being successful however, he was less positive about the chances of Michael Schumacher as the seven-time title winner heads into the final year of his three-year deal with Mercedes.

“I don't think he's going to extend the contract,” he said. “At some point he has to get tired. He has no chance against Rosberg. He will have to admit that at more than forty years of age he can't beat a young driver at Rosberg's level.”



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Ptolomy - Unregistered

January 27, 2012 8:04 PM

The reason Vettel "evens out" later in the race is the fact that he's smart and he knows that finishing 48 seconds ahead of everyone only serves to destroy his tires, so he slows down and controls the race from 10-15 sec. ahead. And for those who think Vettel is just an ordinary driver in the "fastest car..." Keep in mind that Jenson button would be world champion today in a McLaren if we had 2 Mark Webbers driving. So, it takes a top-shelf designer like Newey AND a top shelf driver like Vettel, or the championships cant be won!

Dangerous Dave - Unregistered

January 27, 2012 8:41 PM

Adrians where he is because he doesn't need the bullsh#t,the politics and the backstabbing associated with the other top teams, and he's allowed to get on with it rather than have some control freak watching over him! What a lot of the other teams forget is the art of making people happy and creating the right environment for their employees to give their best without the unnecessary distractions associated with the pressure of the job! Also continuety is important as well as being able to indulge in his own passions. The other top teams need to take note of this!!



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