Red Bull launch investigation into Christian Horner over alleged INAPPROPRIATE behavior

Christian Horner has been accused of inappropriate behavior by a Red Bull employee. This incident will be investigated thoroughly in the coming days.

Red Bull launch investigation into Christian Horner over alleged INAPPROPRIATE behavior

Christian Horner (via IMAGO)

The 2024 F1 season is about to be underway. F1 teams are making last-minute changes before the pre-season begins. However, Red Bull has been struck by a major blow. Team Principal Christian Horner will be investigated in the coming days after an alleged case of inappropriate behavior was brought to light by a Red Bull employee.

Red Bul has launched an independent investigation against Christian Horner. As per the team, it has already begun under an external specialized barrister. The Austrian giant made it clear that any account of inappropriate behavior is taken seriously within the organization even if is against the Team Principal. Moreover, Milton Keynes affirmed that the investigation would be completed as quickly as possible.

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.
Red Bull’s official statement (F1-insider)

Christian Horner has not made any comments on the current situation. However, as per reports, rumors regarding such a shocking incident arose during the Hahnenkamm ski race in Kitzbühel which took place in January. F1 team bosses such as Mercedes’ Toto Wolff and McLaren’s Zak Brown were also present at the event.

What could this mean for Christian Horner and Red Bull?

Christian Horner is one of the most important figures in the F1 paddock. The Briton played a pivotal role in establishing Red Bull as a top team at the pinnacle of motorsport. Moreover, Horner’s leadership allowed young talents such as Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen to thrive and achieve success in the sport.

Helmut Marko, Max Verstappen and Christian Horner
Helmut Marko, Max Verstappen and Christian Horner (Via: IMAGO)

Certainly, a fair investigation is being conducted by Red Bull. For now, Christian Horner is presumed to be innocent until more information is gathered by the investigator. However, if the allegations turn to be true, it could be devasting for Horner and his team. It must be noted that there is no information available regarding the details of the employee who filed this complaint.

Christian Horner will have a difficult few days before the F1 season begins. The truth will be discovered and the 50-year-old should certainly face punishment for any misdoings if proven guilty. As such, millions of fans would be keenly following up with Red Bull’s investigation in the coming days.

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