Adrian Newey Crowned 2024 World Car Person of the Year


A Triumph in Formula One Engineering

In a prestigious accolade that celebrates the most influential figures in the automotive world, Adrian Newey OBE has been named the 2024 World Car Person of the Year. This honour comes as a testament to his exceptional contributions to Formula One racing, particularly highlighting his role in Red Bull Racing’s historic achievements during the 2023 season. Newey, serving as the Chief Technical Officer and the mastermind aerodynamicist behind the design of the RB19, has propelled Red Bull to the forefront of the sport.

Red Bull Racing’s Aerodynamic Architect Honoured

Adrian Newey’s genius in aerodynamics has been instrumental in Red Bull Racing’s record-breaking run in the 2023 FIA Formula One World Championship. Under his guidance, the RB19 emerged as an unparalleled force on the track, securing 21 victories out of 22 races. This not only clinched Red Bull’s sixth Constructors’ Championship but also secured Max Verstappen’s third World Championship title. Newey’s innovative design principles have set a new benchmark in racing, influencing the strategic direction of competitors across the board.

With a distinguished career spanning over 35 years in Formula One, Adrian Newey has amassed more than 200 wins, showcasing his enduring legacy and expertise in the field. His recent accolade as the 2024 World Car Person of the Year, awarded by a panel of over 100 international journalists from 29 countries, underscores his unmatched impact on the world of motorsports. Newey’s visionary approach and relentless pursuit of excellence have cemented his status as one of the most formidable figures in Formula One history.

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The World Car Awards, supported by over 100 international jurors, aims to acknowledge, celebrate, and foster automotive excellence, leadership, and innovation across a swiftly evolving global automotive landscape.

In pursuit of this goal, we rigorously test and assess new or comprehensively redesigned vehicles available in various markets across multiple continents each year. Our evaluations culminate in the voting for categories including World Car Design, World Luxury Car, World Performance Car, World Urban Car, World Electric Vehicle, and World Car of the Year. Details on vehicle eligibility and our yearly schedule are accessible through our website’s menu links.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the World Car Awards stands as the premier awards program globally for the eleventh straight year, boasting unparalleled media reach. This distinction was affirmed by AITASTIC’s 2023 media report, which analyzed forty-seven leading global markets.

Initiated in 2003 and officially commencing in January 2004, the awards were established to mirror the global car market’s dynamics.

The founding jury panel included notable figures from around the world, ensuring a broad and diverse perspective right from the start. These initial jurors represented a wide array of countries, reflecting the international essence of the automotive industry.

The awards seek to augment, rather than rival, existing national and regional Car of the Year awards.

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The World Car Awards prides itself on a profound dedication to diversity and representation, boasting the most varied group of automotive journalists globally and reaching an audience of 315 million worldwide. This commitment to expanding our jury’s diversity aims to encompass a wider range of perspectives and cater to a global audience more effectively.

Moreover, we are dedicated to maintaining a balanced global representation among our jurors to prevent any single region from influencing the voting results disproportionately.