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Helmut Marko

Marko confirms Newey news: I'm sure he will retire with Red Bull

After reports following the Azerbaijan Grand Prix that Adrian Newey had signed a contract extension with Red Bull, team advisor Helmut Marko has confirmed the news. The Austrian expects Newey to remain with the team until his retirement.

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Helmut Marko has confirmed that Adrian Newey has extended his contract at Red Bull, with the Austrian expecting the Chief Technical Officer to remain with the squad until he retires.

It was reported following the Azerbaijan Grand Prix that Newey had signed an agreement to continue in his role.

While the news was not officially confirmed by the team, a Red Bull spokesperson told RacingNews365.com: "We do not discuss individual contracts. However, you can rest assured that Adrian Newey will be with the team for a considerable amount of time going forward."

Marko has now given confirmation of the contract extension, with Newey set to continue with the outfit that he joined back in 2006.

Marko on Newey's future

"The contract extension with Adrian Newey shows that we continue to build on continuity and that there is an extremely pleasant working atmosphere here," Marko told German outlet Auto Bild.

"Adrian has been with us for 17 years and although it's not a lifetime contract, he has always had and will continue to get attractive offers from the competition."

Marko is convinced that Newey will be a part of the Red Bull team until he chooses to retire.

"I hope and am sure that he will retire with us," Marko added.

Newey previously indicated to RacingNews365.com that he had no intention of retiring in the near future.

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