Aston Martin Tries To Poach Newey From Red Bull With 'Big-Money' Offer

Friday, 29 March 2024 at 21:15
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According to recent reports, Aston Martin's team owner, Lawrence Stroll, tried to poach Adrian Newey from Red Bull with a lucrative offer proposed during the 2024 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix weekend.
Adrian Newey is currently considered one of the most valuable assets of the Red Bull Racing team and is largely credited for its success in recent years.
Many team principals are aware they need strong drivers, but they also know that no driver can win a Championship without a competitive car.
Here is where the 65-year-old chief technical officer comes in. With F1 entering new regulations in 2026, everyone realizes this is their next big opportunity to compete for the title.
Having Adrian Newey on board could be a significant advantage. Consequently, Aston Martin's chief Lawrence Stroll tried to poach the technical officer from Red Bull, as reports.
Apparently, the team owner offered the British engineer a "big-money" contract during the second race weekend of the season at Jeddah Corniche Circuit.
Aston Martin's team owner has made it clear that his ambition is to win the Championship, and so far, he has been taking all the right steps.
Aston Martin has made significant progress over the last few years. Stroll built a new headquarters with a wind tunnel right next to the Silverstone circuit, attracted multiple key engineers with the most experienced driver on the grid, Fernando Alonso, and secured a deal with Honda for 2026.
Newey could be the last missing piece to the puzzle. Attracting the chief technical officer could also help retain the double World Champion within the team after his contract expires at the end of this season and possibly attract the triple World Champion Max Verstappen, whose future with Red Bull isn't 100% certain.
According to, the deal that he was offered would put Newey "among the better-paid drivers on the grid."
On the other hand, the Briton just recently signed a contract extension with Red Bull and rejected lucrative offers from multiple teams in the past, so it is not clear whether Stroll's chances of success are high.