Newey joins Red Bull at Jerez

Red Bull's new chief technical officer Adrian Newey will join the team at Jerez testing this week and is looking forward to seeing how the outfit operates. Newey, who designed cars that won multiple championships for Williams and McLaren, said he...

Red Bull's new chief technical officer Adrian Newey will join the team at Jerez testing this week and is looking forward to seeing how the outfit operates. Newey, who designed cars that won multiple championships for Williams and McLaren, said he will just be an observer initially as the team starts its first test of 2006.

"I'm going down to Jerez to spend some time with the team and see the new car," he explained. "It'll be nice to escape England in January and to be back at a race track again. I'm also looking forward to hearing the sound of these new V8 engines for the first time."

"I expect to spend my initial period with the team observing how things are done here, getting to know people and finding my feet in this new environment. The technical team is very strong and has a good reputation, so my aim at the start will simply be to understand how Red Bull Racing operates."

The Jerez test is the first major workout for the Ferrari-powered RB2 chassis, which had its shakedown at Silverstone in December. Drivers David Coulthard and Christian Klien will be on duty and the team will spend most of the run up to the start of the season testing at Spanish circuits.

Red Bull's third driver Robert Doornbos will have to be patient a little longer as he will not be in the cockpit of the RB2 until later this month in Barcelona. Meanwhile, he will join Coulthard and Klien, and Toro Rosso's Tonio Liuzzi, at the Autosport International show in Birmingham this coming weekend.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Robert Doornbos , Christian Klien , Adrian Newey
Teams Ferrari , Red Bull Racing , McLaren , Toro Rosso , Williams