Speaking to the Telegraph, Horner said that Newey’s involvement in other projects means that he ‘can’t be everywhere’.
“It’s the perfect scenario,” he said. “We’ve built a machine that isn’t dependent on one individual but which enables Adrian to feed in and out, to mentor, to challenge ideas and so on.
“I suppose it’s evolved over the last four or five years as Adrian has become involved in other projects. He can’t be everywhere.
“But as he’s taken on a broader role the rest of the group has had to evolve and develop. Particularly after Adrian’s [cycling] accident in 2021, the guys really had to step up with the design of RB18.
“Pierre [Wache] did a great job in doing that. On a day-to-day basis, that is Pierre’s responsibility now, his accountability. The relationship between the two of them is strong. Honestly, I think it’s the strongest engineering team we’ve ever had.”
With the RB20 around the corner, Newey and Horner will be hopeful that Red Bull can deliver yet another successful project to help propel them to a third consecutive constructors' title.
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