Newey Stops Short from Predicting 2011 Form for Red Bull
In a recent interview with Autosport, the design guru argued that many things can change in F1 from one season to another and it's only each team's ability to develop its car throughout the year that makes the difference. In addition, the constant rule changing in the sport can set the base for some interesting turnarounds in the manufacturers' race.
“The truth is - and that is the great thing about motor racing – that things can change very quickly as we all know. If other people do a better job than we do over the winter then it will change,” said Newey in his interview with Autosport.
However, he did admit that the experience of having designed the fastest cars of the years 2009 and 2010 (despite missing out on the 2009 title due to Brawn GP's innovative double diffuser) brings a lot of confidence inside the Red Bull garage.
“What it does mean though is that we are starting to understand the process of how you go about designing a decent car and if we can do that, and continue to be creative, then we can come up with a decent car.”
“I guess the concern is that as regulations stay stable, and you go deeper and deeper into a set of regulations, then it becomes more of an iterative process. Whether we can iterate as well as some of the more established teams has yet to be demonstrated,” he added.
New, important regulations will make the F1 rulebook in 2011, the most important of which are the switch to a new tire supplier (Pirelli), the introduction of the adjustable rear wings and the return of the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS).