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Red Bull is currently investigating Christian Horner after a staff member made an allegation against him.
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Red Bull is currently investigating Christian Horner after a staff member made an allegation against him.

The conduct of Christian Horner, the team principal of Red Bull, is currently being investigated by an external source following an allegation made by a staff member of the Formula One team.

Horner has firmly denied the accusation that was widely publicized as being linked to inappropriate controlling behavior. The 50-year-old, a highly accomplished team leader in modern F1, who has guided Red Bull Racing to six constructors’ world championships and seven drivers’ titles, stated: “I completely refute these allegations.”

The Austrian company Red Bull, known for its energy drinks and ownership of an F1 team, has acknowledged a current investigation. In response to recent accusations, the company has initiated an independent investigation conducted by an external specialist barrister. This process is already underway.

The company is deeply concerned about these issues and will finish the investigation as soon as possible. It is not appropriate to provide further comments at this time.

The Red Bull Racing team has not provided any additional comments at this time.

Horner is the longest-serving team principal among the current 10 F1 teams. He was brought in to run Red Bull when the Jaguar team was ­purchased by the energy drink ­company in 2004. It was his first role in F1 ­having previously founded and then run the Formula 3000 Arden team.

After being hired by Red Bull, Horner took over a struggling Jaguar team that was performing poorly in the midfield. However, he has since achieved incredible success and growth for the team, which is now one of the biggest in F1 and also produces its own engines.

He was instrumental in ­bringing the designer Adrian Newey to Red Bull in 2006. They took their first win in 2009 and their first title in 2010 with Sebastian Vettel only five years after Horner had taken over. The German driver went on to secure three more consecutive championships.

In 2021, Max Verstappen achieved their fifth drivers’ championship title and has since dominated the racing world. They were victorious in 21 out of 22 races last season, with Verstappen breaking records by winning 10 races in a row before sealing their sixth combined drivers’ and constructors’ championship.

The RB20, Red Bull’s new car, will be unveiled on February 15 at their headquarters in Milton Keynes. They are predicted to be a strong competitor this season and the first race will be held in Bahrain on March 2.

Source: theguardian.com