Amanda Newey admits husband's recovery was 'miraculous'


Amanda Newey, the wife of Red Bull chief technical officer Adrian Newey, has described as "nothing short of miraculous" her husband's recovery last from a nasty cycling accident.

No details were made public by Red Bull at the time of Newey's crash that apparently occurred while the F1 designer was on holiday in Croatia during the sport's summer break.

The smash-up kept Newey away from Milton Keynes at a crucial time for Red Bull Racing, with Max Verstappen challenging for the world title.

"You could see that his absence impacted motivation, and in the early stages we didn’t know how serious the injury was. He had to undergo several operations," revealed Red Bull motorsport boss Helmut Marko back in October.

But on Newey's 63rd birthday celebrated last Sunday, his wife Amanda took to social media to give her husband "a public shout out", revealing the extent of the trauma endured by the latter last summer.

"He's not on social media. He's very wise!" Amanda wrote on Instagram. However, after the year we’ve had, I'm giving him a public shoutout.

"August, I came close to losing the love of my life after his cycling accident.

"Multiple skull fractures - to then sitting on a virtual pit wall of the Dutch Grand within ten days of his craniotomy displays his strength and drive.

"His recovery has been nothing short of miraculous. So this birthday feels extra special. Happy Birthday, Adrian."


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