August 9, 2010
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While most of the drivers and the F1 paddock have been putting their feet up around the world, not so for Adrian Newey, who has been racing as a guest driver in a Ginetta G50 race in Snetterton. However, it did not go as planned, as the Red Bull technical director suffered a crash which has left him hospitalised for precautionary checks.
The Ginetta G50 race was a supporting race of the British Touring Car Championship. Another car spun, and Newey was unable to stop his car from crashing into the other, and the race had to be red flagged. While he was taken away on a stretcher, he seemed to not suffer any serious injuries.
It isn’t the first time that Adrian has crashed in a racing series. In the Le Mans classic of 2006, he crashed out also. To be honest, I’m not bothered about all the crashes, more impressed that he takes his only summer holiday in a racing car at 100mph. Actually, it well suit the man who does donuts on his lawn with Ferraris when Red Bull win races.
Here is a video of the crash at Snetterton yesterday: