How fortune favoured the brave at Spa

How fortune favoured the brave at Spa

Red Bull's Adrian Newey shouldered the responsibility of starting his drivers with the blistered tyres they'd used in qualifying. As Tony Dodgins says, if nothing else it was a ballsy call, as was Mark Webber's dive down the inside of Fernando Alonso at Eau Rouge

Adrian Newey is an intense competitor but, other than those times when someone has sprayed champagne in his face, how often have you seen him with wet eyes?

At the end of the Belgian Grand Prix though – a Red Bull 1-2 – he sat quietly on his pit stool for a few extra moments, tears in his eyes. It wasn't delight, but relief.

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