Newey admits LMP1 interest, but remains committed to Red Bull

Formula 1 design guru Adrian Newey says that while the World Endurance Championship's LMP1 category is an attractive future option, he remains fully committed to Red Bull for now.

Newey has been linked with various projects in recent times, including sportscar racing, as he has grown disillusioned with the design limitations of the current Grand Prix rulebook.

He was seen in the Porsche pits during the 6 Hours of Silverstone earlier this year, but he said it was only a friendly visit.

When asked by Motorsport.com if he would consider working on an LMP1 project in the future, the 57-year-old said: "Maybe in the future, it is interesting.

"I think actually LMP1 is really interesting because it has far more technical freedom on the chassis side than F1 does.

"So, from that point, it is attractive. Maybe in the future, yes, but not at the moment," he added.

Newey has already tasted success designing sportscars.

The first car for which he was responsible was the March GTP, which won the IMSA GTP championship in North America.

When asked if he wished to end his F1 career with Red Bull, he said: "We never say never, but I have enjoyed working with Red Bull.

"I have been there more or less from the start and am obviously proud how we have managed to take the team from the ashes of Jaguar to a team with the success it has had."

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Series Formula 1 , WEC
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