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How Adrian Newey’s Gradual Exit from Red Bull and Formula 1 Shakes Up the Grid

Adrian Newey's IQ score is not a publicly available statistic, but in Formula One terms, he is a certified genius. The Red Bull chief technical officer has designed 10 Constructors' Championship-winning cars in his quarter-century in F1, including the last four with the Milton Keynes-based outfit. Last weekend, Red Bull announced that the 55-year-old Newey is going to be stepping back from his role with the F1 team to focus on other projects. He will continue "advising and mentoring Infiniti Red Bull Racing as it develops its Formula One cars over the next few seasons," though, as noted in the team's press release. But no matter how Red Bull try to spin it, Newey's decision to spend some of his time and energy elsewhere is a big blow. F1 is...

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