Ferrari F1 team principal Fred Vasseur has reportedly made a move to try and sign Adrian Newey from Red Bull.

Vasseur has started negotiations with Newey after delaying travelling to this weekend’s Miami Grand Prix in order to meet with the legendary car designer in London, according to Italy’s Gazzetta dello Sport.

Instead of flying to Miami with the rest of the Ferrari team on Tuesday, the Italian publication claims Vasseur travelled to London for a meeting with Newey “in the evening”.

Vasseur is bidding to convince Newey to make the switch to Ferrari and join forces with seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton, who is quitting Mercedes to move to Maranello in 2025.

Gazzetta goes as far as to suggest that an announcement of Newey’s signature could come as soon as next week – if negotiations go smoothly.

Confirmation of Newey’s departure from Red Bull is expected imminently and could be announced ahead of this weekend’s race in Miami.

BBC Sport report that Newey is negotiating an exit from Red Bull that would leave him free to join another team in early 2025.

The 65-year-old’s current contract, which runs until the end of 2025, is said to include a “non-compete clause” which would have prevented a switch to a rival before 2027.

However, Newey’s lawyers “are securing an early exit” which would enable him to start work ahead of 2026 – when new engine and chassis regulations are introduced.

Aston Martin have reportedly offered Newey a contract but he is thought to favour a move to Ferrari.

Newey is known to have turned down approaches from Ferrari on at least three occasions throughout his career, but has admitted not working for the Italian outfit is a ‘emotional regret’.