Recent reports suggest the Red Bull
Racing team launched an internal investigation against Christian Horner
based on accusations from one of his employees.
According to the report from De Telegraaf, Christian Horner has been accused of "inappropriate behavior." It appears these allegations were made by only a single Red Bull Racing employee.
Apparently, senior management of the team is already aware and has launched an investigation that an external specialized lawyer is carrying out. As reported by De Telegraaf, a Red Bull spokesperson informed:
"After the company was made aware of certain recent allegations, an independent investigation was launched."
These allegations come in an unfortunate moment for the team principal and his whole team - just ten days ahead of their season launch on February 15th.
Therefore, the goal of the team will be to resolve the situation as soon as possible, preferably before the launch. However, it is emphasized the situation is taken "extremely seriously."
"This process, which is already ongoing, is being carried out by an external, specialized lawyer. The company takes these matters extremely seriously, and the investigation will be completed as soon as practical. It would not be appropriate to comment further at this time."
Christian Horner is currently the longest serving team principal
on the F1
grid by far. He has been the team principal of Red Bull Racing ever since the team was created in 2005.
At the time of appointment, the Brit became the youngest F1 team principal ever. 2024 will be his 20th anniversary with the team from Milton Keynes.
The 50-year-old has been an essential part of steering the energy drinks company's subsidiary towards the immense success it has had in the last three seasons.
In relation to the claims, the team principal himself rejected everything: "I completely deny these claims." Perhaps we will hear more about this investigation in the upcoming few days.