But the brains behind the success is far from finished in the sport, though Newey admits there is one condition that would see him walk away.
Newey: I'll stop when the enjoyment fades
“I think when I was in my early 50s, I thought that by 60 I would go lie on a beach," Newey told The Telegraph. "But the reality is I’d get bored. I know I would. I remember Mario Andretti, for whom I race-engineered when he was 47 and still so competitive.
"Later on he started having some accidents and it was clear his competitiveness was decreasing. I bumped into him a few years later and he said ‘Look I know I’m not as sharp as I used to be. But as long as people are silly enough to give me a drive, I’ll keep driving until I stop enjoying it.’ I think that’s a good way of looking at things.
“If I feel in myself and or if other people say to me ‘Look, your contribution isn’t useful anymore’ then I’ve got to take that on board because the last thing I want to do is to let the team down.
"But as long as I feel I’m able to contribute… hopefully I’m still contributing now.”
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