Daniel Ricciardo hails Red Bull chief amid Max Verstappen’s dominance

Red Bull celebrated their 100th win in the sport by paying tribute to Adrian Newey.

The Canadian Grand Prix proved to be another routine win for the reigning world champion Max Verstappen.

A victory never looked in doubt for the Red Bull man as he started the race on pole and finished the race 9 seconds in front of runner-up Fernando Alonso.

Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton came in third, to complete a triple podium of world champions.

But, it was another man who joined these three world champions that caught the eye of the F1 world.

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The Canadian Grand Prix was home to Red Bull’s 100th win in the sport, becoming just the fifth team to do so after Ferrari (242), Mclaren (183), Mercedes (125), and Williams (114).

Red Bull’s chief technical officer Adrian Newey, the most successful designer in Formula 1, joined in on the celebrations as Red Bull showed their appreciation for his great work.

Newey has won 11 Formula 1 constructors’ titles and has been fundamental to the success of every driver in his orbit.

Red Bull’s reserve driver Daniel Ricciardo is no stranger to the methods of Newey, and the Australian was full of praise for the superlative innovator over the weekend.

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“He’s been such a fundamental part of the team,” said Ricciardo when speaking to actor and comedian Will Arnett.

“100 victories today so he’s the man. I still go into his office. He has sketches. He’s so old school but he’s ultimate in design and he’s an F1 guru.

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“Any member of the team can go up and Christian will make the call for each race. It’s fitting for Adrian to go up after a race like this.”

Newey began his career in 1991 with Williams Racing and has since gone on to produce title-winning cars for Williams, Mclaren, and Red Bull.

His influence in the sport is vast, and Newey has undoubtedly been key to Red Bull’s success since he arrived in 2006.