Red Bull “A bit lost in direction” before Newey return

It might be coincidence, but this years (albeit slow) return to form, often punching above their weight on power alone in the last few Grand Prix's seems to indicate a return of the "Newey Effect". It has been reported before Newey's (Chief Technical Officer) full time return the F1 project was managed by a committee and lacked a certain direction.

Secret Meeting Today about F1 Future: Red Bull and Liberty Media

"The power units are an incredible technical achievement that does not matter to the public and puts the driver in the background," "the successful carmakers like Mercedes and Ferrari are currently in a position to "blackmail" other teams.