Red Bull Racing’s Team Principal, Christian Horner, finds himself under external investigation following accusations made by a team member. Horner, a key figure in the Formula One world and overseeing numerous championships for Red Bull Racing, has vehemently denied the allegations.
The 50-year-old, recognized as one of the most successful team principals in modern F1, responded to the accusations by stating, “I completely deny these claims.” The Austrian energy drinks company, Red Bull, which owns the F1 team, has confirmed the initiation of an independent investigation into the matter.
In an official statement, Red Bull said, “After being made aware of certain recent allegations, the company launched an independent investigation. This process, which is already underway, 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.”
As of now, Red Bull Racing has not provided additional comments on the situation.
Christian Horner holds the distinction of being the longest-serving team principal among the current 10 F1 teams. His tenure began in 2004 when he was brought in to manage Red Bull Racing after the energy drink company purchased the struggling Jaguar team. Horner’s leadership has been pivotal in transforming the team into one of the largest in F1, manufacturing its engines.
Horner’s notable achievements include bringing designer Adrian Newey to Red Bull in 2006, securing the team’s first win in 2009, and claiming their first title in 2010 with Sebastian Vettel. Under his guidance, Red Bull Racing has achieved unparalleled success, winning consecutive championships and dominating the 2021 season with 21 wins out of 22 races.
As the investigation unfolds, the Red Bull Racing team is gearing up for the new season, set to launch their RB20 car on February 15 at their headquarters in Milton Keynes. The first race of the season is scheduled to take place in Bahrain on March 2. The outcome of the investigation may have significant implications for the team’s leadership and the upcoming F1 season.