According to recent reports, Adrien Newey told Red Bull
he would stay with the team even without Christian Horner
With recent reports of allegations about "inappropriate behavior," Christian Horner's future with Red Bull is at risk. Motorsport-total even suggested the team principal has already been "friendly advised" to resign
Red Bull confirmed it was made aware of "certain allegations" which it takes very seriously
. It launched an investigation carried out by an external specialized lawyer with the goal of resolving the situation as soon as possible.
AMuS reported that an interrogation of all parties involved in the incident was supposed to take place this Friday in England. Moreover, according to information from F1 insider
, a decision about Horner's future will also be made on the same day.
The 50-year-old has been essential in the success of Red Bull Racing. Consequently, it would be a massive surprise if the team principal had to resign suddenly. However, we don't know how serious the allegations are.
It was speculated the close bond between Horner and the team's chief technical officer, Adrian Newey, might play a big role in this situation.
Insider suggests Horner and the 65-year-old CTO used to have their contracts linked together, but that is not the case anymore. Newey supposedly already told Red Bull he would remain with the team even without the current team principal.
"The two friends' contracts were once linked to one another. But according to information from F1-Insider.com, the bond of friendship has now broken. Newey has already told Red Bull that he will remain loyal to the world champion team even without Horner."
If the information is accurate, it seems like Horner is losing support inside the Austrian team. Could we witness another shocking news in the upcoming days stating the 50-year-old would be departing Red Bull?
Horner has been the Red Bull team principal for 19 years straight, and he recently mentioned he still has a lot more on him. Departing the team from Milton Keynes under such circumstances would definitely not be how anyone would have imagined it.