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07/02/10
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Red Bull give Newey a F1 car  Red Bull have given technical head Adrian Newey a race-winning Formula One car of his own as a thank you present for turning them into a title-chasing team.

The team said last year's RB5 car, handed over at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on Friday for the Briton to drive up the hill, was in appreciation of Newey's achievements since Formula One's top designer joined them in 2006.

"It's a really significant car for us, as it's the first model type that won six races for Red Bull Racing last year," said team boss Christian Horner.

"Adrian's made a mess of his lawn with several different cars from his collection, but this one will definitely tear the grass up," he joked, referring to Newey's front garden celebrations at home after Red Bull took their first win in China last year.

Newey, whose cars have won four of the nine races so far this season with German Sebastian Vettel and Australian Mark Webber, said he was overcome by the gesture and intended to make good use of the gift.

"The plan now is to club together with some other guys I know who are lucky enough to have cars and hire a circuit, preferably a modern one with a bit of runoff where I can enjoy driving the car without worrying about having a spin in front of a crowd," he said.

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