Amanda Newey, wife of Red Bull’s Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey, has blasted The Times’ Matthew Syed for his column in which he called out Christian Horner.
In a fierce column for The Times, award-winning journalist Matthew Syed called out Christian Horner and Red Bull for their boycott of Sky Sports, and Horner’s use of “bullying and mental health to deflect from his own rule-breaking”.
This led to Amanda Newey, wife of Red Bull’s Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey, posting a response on Twitter.
More specifically she reacted to Syed’s comments on Horner’s use of mental health issues when talking about other teams criticising Red Bull’s 2021 budget cap breach.
“How dare the Red Bull principal deploy sensitive moral issues such as bullying and mental health to deflect from his own rule-breaking,” Syed wrote.
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“If there are mental health issues at Red Bull as a result of their rule breach, the responsibility lies with them and them alone; not with those who have criticised them.”
In response to this, Newey wrote:
“What qualifies you to judge me, my husband’s or any member or family member of Red Bull’s mental state?
“When you get a year of abuse, and you don’t even work for the team, it wears you down.
“Provoking the fans with toxic journalism adds to the problem,” she concluded.
This provoked a big reaction from F1 fans on Twitter, and she ultimately deleted her comment.