Red Bull’s design genius Adrian Newey has been hospitalized as “precautionary measures” after suffering an accident in the Ginetta G50 race at Snetterton today. According to AUTOSPORT, the incident happened as Newey was competing as a guest driver in the event and was t-boned by another car after being spun.
It seems the hospitalization is precautionary, according to Ginetta chairman Lawrence Tomlinson, and Newey has escaped serious injury.
Tomlinson told AUTOSPORT:
“Adrian has been taken to a local hospital as a precautionary measure after being clipped by Julien Draper of Barwell Motorsport which caused Tony Hughes of Speedworks to have a side on collision with Newey’s DynoJet car,” said Tomlinson.
“It’s testament to the strength of the G50 roll cage that the car withstood heavy impact and there were no serious injuries.”
Hopefully it’s only bumps and bruises and a good reminder that Newey should concentrate on design and not actually racing. That’s easier said than done, however, as Newey is a keen collector and fan of racing. Probably not the way Newey wanted to start his 3-week break from F1 nor is it the way Red Bull would like to see their mastermind spend his leisure time. As F1’s most acclaimed designer, his dangerous hobby has to be a real concern for the Red Bull management team.