When Newey got it wrong

When Newey got it wrong

Adrian Newey is a design legend of F1, but even he gets it wrong sometimes. EDD STRAW looks back at five Newey creations that were at best unsuccessful, and at worst a total nightmare

Formula 1 design legend Adrian Newey's 2014 campaign got off to a troubled start when his Red Bull team struggled in last week's Jerez test.

As part of a package of special features on the challenge facing Red Bull and Newey, AUTOSPORT looks back at other times when his designs have not worked out as planned.


Adrian Newey's first technical directorship was with the Leyton House-owned March team. In 1988, the March 881 had set the template for the modern era of aerodynamics and was one of the few cars to occasionally trouble the McLaren-Hondas.

But the team struggled in 1989 with the March 891 and the following year with what was dubbed the Leyton House CG901, but what was to all intents and purposes the same as the previous year's car.

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