Adrian Newey pays Webber a visit in Silverstone

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Why is Red Bull's Adrian Newey at the World Endurance Cup event in Silverstone when there is a Formula One race going on in China?

Mark Webber is getting ready for his first World Endurance Cup race with Porsche after retiring from Formula One, and there's a familiar face hanging around his garage stall - Adrian Newey

Adrian Newey from Red Bull in the Porsche pit box - picture by Mark Webber
Adrian Newey from Red Bull in the Porsche pit box - picture by Mark Webber
Red Bull's chief technical officer is not attending the Chinese Grand Prix this weekend, but will instead be at Silverstone for the opening round of the WEC season. The photo to the left was taken by Webber himself and posted on Facebook with the caption; "And look who is in Silverstone ... Adrian Newey!"

Adrian isn't just in the area to see former driver Mark Webber though. He does have some business to take care of. He is working on upgrades at the Infiniti Red Bull Racing factory, which is based in Milton Keynes, not too far from Silverstone. With the 6 Hours of Silverstone going on this weekend, he simply decided to go enjoy the event.

Even Newey deserves to take a break and be a fan for a day again. And I'm sure the Porsche engineers would be very intrigued to hear his input too!

Webber's Porsche will start the race from 6th position on the grid with the sister car up in 3rd.

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Tags adrian newey, f1, formula one, mark webber, porsche, shanghai, wec

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