Adrian Newey will not be trackside on Sunday if Sebastian Vettel wraps up his fourth consecutive world championship at Suzuka.
Germany's Bild newspaper reports that Red Bull's famous car designer has decided to stay at the team's Milton-Keynes factory rather than travel to Japan.
Briton Newey is usually a fixture on the pitwall, but Bild correspondent Nicola Pohl says he has decided focusing on the all-new 2014 car is a higher priority.
"It is always important for Newey to be at the track for Seb," Red Bull's Dr Helmut Marko commented, "simply because he has expertise in all areas and can help in many ways.
"But of course he is where he is most needed, and in view of...
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