Piero Ferrari, vice-chairman of the Scuderia, says Adrian Newey has turned down offers to join the team on multiple occasions.
The Red Bull engineer recently penned a new deal with the current world champions as he continues his long association with them.
Even though the likes of Max Verstappen and Christian Horner are praised for their recent dominance, Newey is often cited as the brains behind the operation and is widely regarded as one of the greatest F1 engineers of all time.
Speaking to Italian publication Autosprint, Ferrari admits his team have tried to persuade Newey to go and work for them in the past, without success.
“He said no to (Luca di) Montezemolo and to Jean Todt,” said Ferrari.
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