February 05, (THEWILL) – Christian Horner, team principal of the Red Bull Formula One team, is under investigation following recent allegations of inappropriate behaviour, the team’s parent company confirmed this week.
A spokesperson for Red Bull declined to provide details on the nature of the allegations but stated that an independent investigation by an external barrister is underway. Horner himself has denied the accusations made against him, according to an initial report by Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf.
The allegations come just weeks before Red Bull launches its new F1 car for the 2024 season. Horner has led the team since it entered the sport in 2005, overseeing enormous success with six constructors’ championship titles and seven drivers’ crowns.
Last season was the team’s most dominant-ever display, with driver Max Verstappen securing 19 of 22 race wins on his way to a third world title. The accusations against long-time principal Horner threaten to overshadow preparations for the new campaign.
Red Bull stated that the investigation would conclude as quickly as possible but that it would be inappropriate to comment further on the ongoing case. The 50-year-old Horner received an OBE honour for his services to motorsport in the 2024 New Year’s list.
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