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Bring Back V10s: When Jaguar snatched Newey then lost him

by Matt Beer
1 min read

The fledgling but struggling Jaguar Formula 1 team pulled off an incredible coup in summer 2001 when it snatched design genius Adrian Newey from McLaren.

But 13 days later, it had lost him.

Our Bring Back V10s podcast explores what on earth happened behind the scenes in that incredible fortnight, with Edd Straw and former Jaguar Racing website editor Andrew van de Burgt joining host Glenn Freeman.

We also hear briefly from Newey himself, and get insight from Bobby Rahal – the man who orchestrated what would have been one of the greatest surprise F1 deals of the 21st century.

We explore the background at both McLaren and Jaguar in late-2000 that led to the deal coming together over the early months of 2001, the importance of the friendship between Newey and Rahal that dated back to IndyCar racing in the 1980s, and how Niki Lauda played an unintended role in the deal falling apart.

ASK US ANYTHING: Submit your questions for our series finale using #BringBackV10s on Twitter or email bringbackv10s@the-race.com

Bring Back V10s is available through all major podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

You can also get early access to ad-free versions of the show by joining The Race Members’ Club.

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