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Will Christian Horner step down as Red Bull Boss after recent allegations?

Published at :February 06, 2024 at 03:51 PM
Modified at :February 06, 2024 at 03:51 PM
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Horner has been the principal of the Red Bull side since 2005

In the adrenaline-fueled world of Formula 1, Christian Horner has been a familiar face with Red Bull Racing, who has led the team with his remarkable skills and expertise. However, recent allegations of inappropriate behaviour with a colleague have shocked the racing community, raising questions about Horner’s reputation and sparking widespread concern.

This has also raised questions about Horner’s leadership, leaving his future with Red Bull Racing uncertain.

Some reports have suggested that this problem has been going on for some time, and the instructions to address it have not only come from the racing team but directly from the higher-ups at Red Bull.

Previous reports stated that Oliver Mintzlaff, owner of the parent company of Red Bull Racing, knew about the allegations, and they are being looked into very seriously.

On Monday, Red Bull issued a statement stating, “After being made aware of certain recent allegations, the company launched an independent investigation.

“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.”

According to information from Motorsport-Total.com, Christian Horner was advised to voluntarily step down from his role as team leader of the Austrian racing team. However, he refused to do so.

Horner himself is said to have been very upset by the allegations, strongly denying them.

Horner’s Journey with Red Bull Racing

For almost twenty years, Christian Horner has been the principal of the F1 side since the year 2005, leading the team through many highs and lows. When Horner took on the role at Red Bull Racing in 2005, he made history by becoming the youngest Formula 1 team principal ever.

He’s seen them win big races and championships, making them a top team in Formula 1.

The team, under his leadership, has achieved numerous successful seasons, winning both drivers’ and constructors’ championships. In the blockbuster 2023 season, they dominated, winning an impressive 21 out of 22 races on the calendar.

What could happen if Christian Horner is found guilty?

Amidst the serious allegations against Christian Horner, there’s much speculation about what could happen if he’s found guilty. The stakes are high for the 50-year-old. If proven guilty, Horner might face expulsion from the team and could even be banned from participating in future races. This could lead to significant public scrutiny and upheaval in his personal life, involving his family, including Spice Girl Geri Halliwell and his children.

Despite Horner defending himself, there’s a noticeable silence from his colleagues at Red Bull Racing, including Helmut Marko, who has chosen not to comment on the matter. The internal investigation is ongoing, and until a conclusion is reached, there’s uncertainty surrounding the situation.

Contradictory reports have emerged, with some suggesting that the investigation focuses on Horner’s management style rather than allegations of misconduct.

 However, until the investigation is over, Horner is expected to continue his role as team principal of Red Bull Racing.

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