While Ferrari's allure is undeniable in motorsport, Newey has emphasised his unlikelihood of leaving Red Bull, citing his strong ties to the Milton Keynes team and a reluctance to relocate to Italy as key factors.
Newey: Ferrari 'magic' can't tempt me
“Ferrari is this magic brand that I suppose in all honesty, probably everybody in motor racing is always fascinated by and tempted to join if there’s the opportunity,” he told the Formula for Success podcast.
“And I’ve been approached and come close three times now. One of those in IndyCar way back.
“It’s an amazing brand. It has had all this mystique about it. It’s effectively the Italian national team, with all the pros and cons that come with that.
“And the cons are that if you don’t do a great job, you’re absolutely berated and torn apart. Of course, if you do a good job, then you’re a national hero. So that brings all its own pressures.
“But I mean for me, I have to try to take the passion, that side, out and approach it from an engineering side and the teams I’ve worked for I’ve hugely enjoyed.”
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