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F1 genius Newey reveals SLOWER design in upcoming documentary

F1 genius Newey reveals SLOWER design in upcoming documentary

F1 genius Newey reveals SLOWER design in upcoming documentary

F1 genius Newey reveals SLOWER design in upcoming documentary

Red Bull chief technical officer Adrian Newey has revealed that he is building a 90-foot sailing yacht alongside his illustrious career in Formula One.

Despite his success in designing F1 championship-winning cars, Newey views yacht construction as a way to challenge and exercise his engineering skills in a different realm.

A new documentary about him sheds light on this lesser-known aspect of the mastermind's life, showcasing his passion for sailing and his pursuit of creating a vessel capable of circumnavigating the world at a leisurely 14mph.

Adrian Newey is the mastermind behind Red Bull's successful F1 cars
Adrian Newey has turned his attentions to building a yacht

Newey: Yacht-building is a different challenge

“We are tailoring an existing design, but it’s for a very different outcome,” Newey said.

“For what we want, which is a boat which is genuinely a blue water cruiser, we could go on cruises, then possibly around the world.

“The beauty about motor racing is that there’s only two things that count – how quick it is and whether it’s reliable or not.

"Building a live-aboard sailing yacht is much more subjective in terms of the overall pleasure versus performance and usability.”

A landmark moment

Adrian Newey's expertise is not limited to F1

As it happens, this isn't Newey's first foray into the sailing world.

In 2015, the Red Bull engineer assisted Ben Ainslie in his quest to secure the prestigious America's Cup.

Newey says that the inaugural launch of his new yacht will mark a significant milestone in his personal life.

“Seeing the splash after she emerges from the build shed will be a big landmark,” he added. “It’s all personal, and that’s the great thing about building a boat from new.”

The documentary 'Adrian Newey, building my Oyster' is set to be released in January 2024.

READ MORE: Newey reveals why Verstappen is 'exceptional'

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