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British sailing team wants Red Bull F1 designer Adrian Newey to win the America’s Cup

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Iain Percy and Andrew SimpsonFour times consecutive Olympic sailing gold medallist, Sir Ben Ainslie wants Red Bull F1 designer chief Adrian Newey to win the America’s Cup with a British team.

Formula 1 designing guru, Adrian Newey has designed the Red Bulls which won the last four Formula 1 world titles.

“Adrian is a big sailing fan,” Ainslie, who spoke to Newey at last year’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, told BBC Radio 5 live.

“There’s the potential for him perhaps to get involved, cast his eye over our design team and what we’re looking at doing. We had a great catch-up but Adrian is committed to F1 for the foreseeable future.”

Four-time Olympic champion Ainslie led Oracle Team USA to victory in the America’s Cup last year and is trying to raise the money to put together a team to bring the event back to British waters when it is next held.

The winner chooses the next venue, type of boats and date, which is within three to five years of it last being held. Newey’s expertise in fluid dynamics – a key factor in F1 car design – could be valuable to the team designing the boat.

“To have the advice of Adrian or many of the very smart people involved with Formula 1 industry in the UK would be a great boost for us as a team,” Ainslie added.

“Newey is clearly a genius, in anything to do with competitive design and he’s got a great profile, but I would hate for anyone to think we were trying to prise him away from Red Bull Racing.”

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