F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali breaks silence on Christian Horner’s inappropriate behavior investigation

Christian Horner has brought a lot of negative publicity to Red Bull in recent times.


F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali breaks silence on Christian Horner’s inappropriate behavior investigation

Stefano Domenicali [L] and Christian Horner [R] (via IMAGO).

During the off-season ahead of the ongoing campaign, reports about Red Bull Team Principal, Christian Horner‘s alleged misconduct towards a female employee came out. Following this, there have been some internal conflicts with the Red Bull outfit.

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Amidst the power struggle and allegations, there’s been a lot of talk about F1’s image. Recently, In an interview with Quotidiano Sportivo, F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali was asked about his say on the ongoing affairs of Red Bull, which stemmed from the Christian Horner allegations.

It is a topic to which I am completely foreign. I’m not commenting. I simply hope that the image of Formula 1 will be respected by anyone who belongs to our world.

Stefano Domenicali during an interview with Quotidiano Sportivo

Domenicali shared how he wouldn’t comment on this sensitive topic until there is a specific verdict or conclusion to it. He concluded by speaking about how he hopes F1’s image will not be tarnished due to this.

Stefano Domenicali gives verdict on the rise of F1

Ever since Liberty Media acquired F1 in 2017, the sport has had a massive rise in viewership and fan following. The sport’s social media and general presence have increased, making it one of the most well-known sports.

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Recently during an interview, Domenicali spoke about how F1 has had a sort of rebirth since 2017. He spoke about the statistics that are associated with F1’s viewership.

I am talking about the numbers. In 2023 we reached almost three billion in revenues. In the racetracks we had six million live viewers. Objectively, F1 has never been so popular.

Stefano Domenicali during an interview with Quotidiano Sportivo

Domenicali added how the increase in races, has led to more fans being on track for the different GPs throughout the year. He concluded by saying how F1 as a sport, is now more popular than ever worldwide. The pinnacle of motor racing has been on a major upward trajectory in terms of fan following for the last few years and considering this, the future looks bright for the sport.

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