F1 News: Iconic Adrian Newey Reunion Teased As Another Team Enters Talks

Adrian Newey is reportedly in talks for a return to Williams, stirring speculation of a legendary comeback as he concludes his tenure with Red Bull Racing.
Adrian Newey
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Adrian Newey has stirred the team paddock with rumors of potential talks with Williams, hinting at an iconic team reunion. This move comes after 19 successful years with Red Bull Racing.

As the rumors in the paddock grow louder, several top-tier teams have expressed their interest in acquiring Newey’s expertise following his exit from Red Bull after the first quarter of 2025. Among them, Ferrari and Aston Martin have been prominent, but it is Williams that has emerged as a surprise contender. A recent report from Racing News 365 reveals that talks have taken place between Newey and team principal James Vowles. This move could mark a historic reunion for Newey, who played a pivotal role in Williams' dominant run during the early 1990s.

Williams, under the new leadership of James Vowles, is on a mission to return to its former glory. The team's infrastructure, currently seen as outdated, may benefit significantly from Newey’s return, especially with the upcoming 2026 power unit regulations, which are viewed as a reset button for the grid’s competitive order.

Alex Albon, a current Williams driver and former Red Bull colleague of Newey, commented on the speculation surrounding Newey’s future ahead of the Miami Grand Prix. The British-Thai driver commented:

"It will be interesting to see his next move. I'm sure every team is chasing him down to try and get hold of him.

"Whatever he chooses, whether it's retirement or racing, I wish him all the best. And obviously, our door is always open as well."

Having begun his F1 career at March in 1988, and achieving considerable success with Williams and later Red Bull, any move Newey makes will be closely watched by the entire motorsport community.

Lydia Mee


Lydia is the lead editor of F1 editorial. After following the sport for several years, she was finally able to attend the British Grand Prix in person in 2017. Since then, she's been addicted to not only the racing, but the atmosphere the fans bring to each event. She's a strong advocate for women in motorsport and a more diverse industry.