Christian Horner, who serves as the team manager for the Red Bull Formula One racing team, is currently facing an internal investigation by the team due to allegations of inappropriate behaviour. The allegations appear to have come from an employee of the UK-based team, which was instrumental in leading Max Verstappen to his third consecutive world championship victory in the previous year. Horner, who has held the position of team principal for Red Bull since 2005 and is now 50 years old, has strongly refuted these allegations, stating, “I completely deny these claims.”
A representative for Red Bull, the major energy drink company that owns the F1 team, communicated to the PA news agency: “In light of the recent allegations that have come to our attention, the company has initiated an independent investigation. This ongoing process is being managed by external specialist counsel. We place a great deal of importance on these matters and will ensure that the investigation is concluded as swiftly as possible. At this moment in time, it would not be appropriate to provide any further comments.”
Horner has held the position of Red Bull’s team principal ever since he joined F1 19 years ago, and during his tenure, he has managed seven drivers’ world championships and six constructors’ titles. In the last year alone, Red Bull emerged victorious in 21 out of the 22 Grand Prix races, with Verstappen setting an impressive record of 10 consecutive victories, leading the team to a third consecutive championship title. The team is scheduled to unveil its latest car on February 15th in preparation for the upcoming season, which is set to commence in Bahrain on March 2nd.