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Red Bull reward technical head Adrian Newey with F1 car

Adrian Newey in the RB5 at Goodwood Festival of Speed
Adrian Newey in the RB5 at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Red Bull have rewarded technical head Adrian Newey with his own Formula 1 car as a thank you gift for turning them into a title-challenging team.

Newey has been given last year's RB5 car, which he drove up the hill at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on Friday.

"It's a really significant car for us, as it's the first model type that won six races for Red Bull Racing last year," said team boss Christian Horner.

Regarded as one of F1's top designers, Newey joined Red Bull in 2006.

Driven by German Sebastian Vettel and Australian Mark Webber, Red Bull's cars have won four of the nine races so far this season.


"The plan now is to club together with some other guys I know who are lucky enough to have cars and hire a circuit, preferably a modern one with a bit of run off where I can enjoy driving the car without worrying about having a spin in front of a crowd," said Newey.

Horner is in no doubt Newey will put the gift to good use after his celebrations in his front garden at home following Red Bull's first win in China last year.

"Adrian's made a mess of his lawn with several different cars from his collection, but this one will definitely tear the grass up," joked Horner.

Mark Webber's car flips in the air

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