F1: Christian Horner under investigation for 'inappropriate behavior'

F1: Christian Horner under investigation for ‘inappropriate behavior’ allegations

/ 06:06 PM February 06, 2024

Christian Horner Red Bull

FILE–Red Bull team principal Christian Horner. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

Red Bull Formula One team boss Christian Horner is under investigation following an accusation of “inappropriate behavior”.

Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reported the allegation was made by another member of staff for the British-based team, which last year carried Max Verstappen to his third consecutive world championship.

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Horner, 50, who has been Red Bull team principal since 2005, strongly rejects the accusation.

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“After being made aware of certain recent allegations, the company launched an independent investigation,” Red Bull, the Austrian energy drinks firm which owns the F1 team, said in a statement.

“This process, which is already under way, is being carried out by an external specialist barrister.

“The company takes these matters extremely seriously and the investigation will be completed as soon as practically possible. It would not be appropriate to comment further at this time.”

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Asked about the accusations, Horner told De Telegraaf: “I completely deny these claims.”

Horner, who married pop singer Geri Halliwell of the Spice Girls in 2015, has overseen seven drivers’ world championships and six constructors’ titles.

Red Bull won 21 of the 22 races staged last year, with Verstappen setting a record of 10 consecutive victories as he cruised to his third straight title.

Red Bull are due to launch their latest car on February 15 ahead of the new season, which starts in Bahrain on March 2.

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