Red Bull Investigation Over Claims Against Team Principal

An inquiry is underway at Red Bull following claims of inappropriate conduct against Christian Horner, the team's principal.


By Ben Bush
Updated on February 6, 2024

Christian Horner Red Bull Racing

Red Bull has initiated a formal investigation in response to allegations directed at team principal Christian Horner; Horner, who has led Red Bull’s F1 team since its inception in 2005, faces these accusations as the team prepares for their 2024 car launch on February 15.

Since taking the helm at the outset of Red Bull’s Formula 1 journey in 2005, Horner, aged 50, has guided the team based in Milton Keynes to achieve seven drivers’ championships and six constructors’ titles over his 19-year tenure.

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The investigation is being conducted by an independent specialist barrister, as confirmed by the F1 squad’s Austrian parent company this Monday.

Horner has “entirely” denied the allegations against him.

“After being made aware of certain recent allegations, the company launched an independent investigation,” a Red Bull statement said.

“This process, which is already under way, 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.”

Horner is expected to continue in his roles as team principal and chief executive of Red Bull Racing during the investigation.

The unveiling of Red Bull’s 2024 car, which Max Verstappen will drive to defend his 2023 world championship, is set for February 15.

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