Verstappen & Red Bull Warned About 'Immense Damage' Caused By Horner's Saga

Friday, 22 March 2024 at 01:30
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Max Verstappen and Red Bull were warned that Christian Horner's saga could cause "immense damage" to the team.
The Dutch driver is currently in a competition of his own, as he can record the most points during the first three races of the F1 season by any driver in history after the 2024 Australian Grand Prix.
Verstappen won both races of the season so far and while everything is going well on the race track, off the track, things are looking a bit more tense, as Red Bull has been struggling with multiple controversies since the start of the season.
Mostly, they had something to do with the Team Principal Christian Horner, or power struggles between various figures in the team, including Helmut Marko.
Many former and current drivers have also noticed the situation, including former F1 driver Ralf Schumacher, who spoke about it in a recent interview with

"It became problematic for me when he portrayed himself as a victim in the press conference in Saudi Arabia. I'm sorry for his family, yes, but there was only one person who started this whole thing: him. I think it can no longer be denied that he and his personal assistant must have become very close."

The 48-year-old clearly isn't the fan of how the situation was solved, and there are some things he doesn't like about the way Horner approached the situation.

"I can't accept that he keeps saying he doesn't want to talk about it in detail. I can say from my own experience when it comes to my divorce: Yes, it is difficult at the beginning when such a private matter is carried out in public."

In the interview, Schumacher also warned the team about the possible damage the whole saga can cause, as according to the former German driver, it can be immensely damaging for the team.

"But there comes a time when we have to talk about it because in the end it's what's best for all parties. For example, you don't hear anything from Horner's employee and that's not good. Nobody talks about her."

"One thing is certain: As long as this chaos remains, it will do immense damage to Red Bull. Horner said that no one is more important than the team. Therefore, he should follow this command and resign as soon as possible."