Drama Between Jos Verstappen And Christian Horner Re-Surfaces In Austria

Friday, 28 June 2024 at 21:30
Updated at Sunday, 30 June 2024 at 11:52
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Max Verstappen's father, Jos Verstappen, revealed new events from the ongoing drama between himself and Christian Horner.
The father of the triple World Champion was supposed to participate in the Legends Parade during the 2024 Austrian Grand Prix at Red Bull Ring.
Legends Parade focuses on legendary F1 drivers and iconic F1 cars that have won at the circuit in Austria over the last 50 years.
The 2024 line-up was supposed to feature names such as Gerhard Berger (in Michael Schumacher's 2002 Ferrari), David Coulthard (2005 RB1), Emerson Fittipaldi (1972 Lotus), Johny Herbert (1982 Lotus) and Jos Verstappen (2012 RB8).
However, according to the report published by De Telegraaf, Verstappen senior has now withdrawn and will not participate in the 2024 Legends Parade. As quoted by the publication, the Dutchman said:

"But in the past few days I've heard from several sides that Christian Horner did everything he could to not let me drive."

"And otherwise, to make sure that nothing would be filmed. Then I think: say it to my face. It doesn't have to be this way for me, I find it very disappointing."

Previous events that started the feud

This is not the first time we have heard about conflict between Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner and the father of the triple World Champion.
Verstappen Sr spoke out against the 50-year-old at the start of the season amidst the controversy surrounding Horner's alleged inappropriate behavior towards a female employee.
The Dutchman asserted the team from Milton Keynes would "explode" and be "torn apart" if Horner didn't give up and step down from his position of team principal (which we know has not happened).
Verstappen Sr then backed out of attending a couple of races following the season's opening Bahrain Grand Prix. When Adrian Newey announced his decision to leave the team at the start of next year, the Dutchman pointed out he was right about the team being torn apart.
Both Horner and Verstappen Sr then went on about their own business, and there were no public signs of conflict for a long time until the 2024 Austrian Grand Prix.