"I wish!" world champion Red Bull's car designer, and undoubtedly the most highly respected technical figure in formula one, told the Spanish newspaper El Pais.
"That's a rumour I've heard more and more but it's obviously false," said Newey.
"Unfortunately I'm working harder than ever and I think that's just the times we live in.
"We have so much data at our disposal and we spend a lot of time analysing it all.
"I'd love to be in the factory only four days (a week), but I'm not," he insisted.