Adrian Newey came “close” to joining Ferrari on three occasions but in the end felt it would be “wrong” to walk away from Red Bull.

Newey, rated as one of the best designers in Formula 1, has had an illustrious career, working – and winning – with Williams, McLaren and Red Bull Racing.

However, one top team that he never worked for is Ferrari – despite their many efforts to sign him.

“It’s come close three times,” Newey told Sky Sports F1.

“Initially in my IndyCar career where Ferrari decided to build an IndyCar, I was offered to join as chief designer on their project but didn’t feel it was right so I turned that one down.

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