Adrian Newey is turning out to be as good at destroying racing cars as he is at designing them.
The designer of multiple Formula One world championship-winning cars for Williams, McLaren and Red Bull is a true racer at heart and loved to get behind the wheel when he can.
But Red Bull team principal Christian Horner must feel apprehensive about his star designer getting behind the wheel as it all too often ends with a hefty repair bill.
Newey was in action at Silverstone over the weekend in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe championship, sharing a car with Alberto Sabbatini. The pair finished eighth in their first race despite Newey suffering a spin.
But it all went horribly wrong for him in race two when he lost control of the car on the formation lap before the start had been given. Newey speared a concrete barrier on the Hangar straight with his Lamborghini, damaging it and ended his before it had even started.
It’s the latest in a series of crashes for Newey, who also survived a hefty smash in the 2006 Le Mans Classic.
And three years ago he was taken to hospital after this crash in a Ginetta race at the UK’s Snetterton circuit: