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Horner to meet with Max Verstappen's manager in an effort to alleviate tensions at Red Bull racing team.
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Horner to meet with Max Verstappen’s manager in an effort to alleviate tensions at Red Bull racing team.

On Monday in Dubai, Christian Horner organized a direct discussion with Max Verstappen’s representative in an effort to resolve growing conflicts at Red Bull. The meeting was held 48 hours after Verstappen’s father, Jos, stated that there would be major issues at Red Bull if Horner continued as team manager.

Jos and his son were not in attendance. Instead, Verstappen’s manager, Raymond Vermeulen, represented the Dutch driver. According to PA Media, a source reported that the discussions were successful. Senior members of the Red Bull team were reportedly also present. The upcoming race will be held in Saudi Arabia this Saturday.

Unfortunately, Horner remained at the center of a controversy during last weekend’s opening round of the season in Bahrain, despite Verstappen’s victory.

After the race, Horner expressed his strong belief that he would continue to serve as the Red Bull team’s principal for the rest of the season. He led Max Verstappen and Sergio Pérez to a one-two finish in the race.

There has been a lot of scrutiny surrounding Horner recently due to allegations made against him by a female colleague. Horner has consistently denied these accusations.

In an interview with the Daily Mail, Verstappen Sr exacerbated the situation by stating, “There is a noticeable tension as long as Horner remains in charge.”

The team is at risk of falling apart. The current situation is not sustainable and will inevitably result in conflict. He is portraying himself as a victim, despite being the source of the issues. In response to remarks made by Verstappen Sr., a spokesperson for Red Bull Racing stated that there are no problems within the team and they are committed to racing together.

Source: theguardian.com