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Rumours surfaced over the Spanish Grand Prix weekend, per Sky Sports, that Ferrari had made an approach to Red Bull's chief technical officer, Adrian Newey.
The suggestion was that the Italian team had offered him a blank cheque in a bid to turn around a poor run of form stretching back to 2009.
It's not the first time he has been linked to Ferrari. In 2011 he told The Guardian that he would not be joining them, in part because he and his family are settled in England.
But this time, he wasn't so dismissive. When asked about the rumour by Sky F1, he replied, "I don't know. I need to think about it. We're in the middle of the season and I'm just getting on with it."
The reply is interesting more for what he doesn't say. Newey made no effort to publicly state he was committed to his current team, something which would normally be expected.
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner also responded to the speculation, telling Sky F1:
A lot of approaches are made to our staff, but he enjoys the environment at Red Bull and he has always said he would like to finish his career at Red Bull. The team have a great relationship with Adrian.
For sure, the lure of Ferrari is always there, but there's the politics and the pressure that goes with it and the fact is in Italy. Lots of us have been linked with [leaving] Red Bull but so far none of us have gone.
Newey is considered by many to be F1's version of a "win button"—get him in your team and he'll turn your car into a title contender.
But whether he'd work as well in Ferrari's structure as he does within Red Bull remains to be seen.