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Ferrari considers future Newey move

ESPNF1 Staff
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Stefano Domenicali would like to bring Adrian Newey to Ferrari from Red Bull © Sutton Images

Ferrari has admitted it would like to recruit Adrian Newey in the future if he looks for a new challenge after Red Bull.

Technical director Newey has been integral to Red Bull's success over the past three seasons, with the team having picked up 27 wins, two drivers' and two constructors' championships in that time. Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali said that Red Bull's rise to the front of the grid has shown how important Newey is, and that he would monitor the situation in case he ever became available.

"I think that Adrian Newey showed his capability in a fantastic way in the last couple of years," Domenicali told Sky Sports News. "But what he would like to do in the future, well we will see."

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo, however, said that recruiting Newey could be difficult because his wife had been unwilling to move to Italy in the past.

"I have confidence in our technical staff," Montezemolo is quoted by La Gazzetta dello Sport. "And furthermore the meeting I had with him (Newey) in 1997 was not exactly positive. The idea that his wife had of Italy was that of some kind of a third world country. But if he were available again and changed his ideas about our country then why not?"