De la Rosa doesn’t trust Newey at all: ‘Tries to lead you astray’

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De la Rosa doesn’t trust Newey at all: ‘Tries to lead you astray’

Pedro de la Rosa, former Formula 1 driver and current ambassador of Aston Martin, does not believe a word of what Adrian Newey says in the media. The man from Barcelona thinks that the Red Bull Racing designer is trying to divert attention in order to lead the competition astray. Currently, the Austrian team has a significant lead over the rest of the field. De la Rosa thinks that’s great, but also worrying at the same time.

Red Bull’s concept seems to be the key to success at the moment. The Austrian team scored a one-two for the second time this season in Saudi Arabia. After the Bahrain Grand Prix, Newey already gave a small tip of the veil where other teams can still make a profit. ‘That means nothing to me, you know. Adrian has always said that with the ground effect cars you have to focus not only on the aerodynamics, but also on the suspension,” says De la Rosa on the F1 Nation podcast.

“But when a technical director with Adrian’s knowledge tells you to focus on the suspension, you should focus on the aerodynamics because he is clearly trying to lead you astray,” says the suspicious ex-Formula 1 driver. Aston Martin currently seems to be closest to the Austrian racing team. The team must therefore continue to tinker with the AMR23. ‚ÄúTheir car is already very good anyway, but what can we do? We have to keep working to make sure they don’t disappear from sight.’

De la Rosa: ‘Red Bull performance impressive, but also worrying’

The speed of the RB19 has already raised some question marks among the competition. De la Rosa also has a lot of praise for Newey’s work. “I find it interesting how much more competitive Red Bull has become. This is not good. While everyone struggled to get the tires to work, the Red Bull drivers fought each other. It was impressive, but also worrying. I don’t see a weak spot because they are also very good at tire management. They have done a great job,” said the Spaniard.

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