Adrian Newey's long-standing close working relationship could have negative consequences for Red Bull if the investigation into allegations of inappropriate behaviour against Christian Horner result in the team principal leaving.
Both have been at the team for two decades, and have been absolutely integral to the enormous success that they've enjoyed on the track.
Newey has revealed his temptation to join Ferrari in the past, which may be getting stronger again as Lewis Hamilton links up with the Scuderia for 2025 – with a potential dream team on the cards.
Red Bull’s current investigation into accusations of ‘inappropriate behaviour’ from Horner will come to a conclusion at a hearing on Friday, and in the event that he leaves the team, journalist Joe Saward believes that Newey could be off with him.
In a post on social media platform X, Saward discussed the unconfirmed possibility of a clause in Newey and Horner’s contracts that means if one leaves, the other does too.
It has long been believed that Christian Horner and Adrian Newey have contracts that protect one another. If one leaves the other can as well. This has never been confirmed - but it makes for an interesting dynamic if something was to happen to Horner... @JSBMnewsletter
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