Christian Horner’s stance on Red Bull resignation as investigation continues
The 50-year-old was hit with the startling claims on Monday (February 5) by an worker of the F1 staff who filed a grievance about his “controlling” behaviour and strict working regime.
The allegations – which Horner has fully denied – has led to the Brit going through an inside investigation from Red Bull that started with him being questioned by a lawyer for eight hours on Friday (February 8) in an unknown location in London.
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The location of the assembly was initially scheduled at Red Bull Racing’s Milton Keynes headquarters, the place Horner has been working from the previous couple of days.
According to Dutch publication De Telegraaf, Horner confirmed no indication of eager to resign from his position as staff principal which he is been in since 2005.
Horner has led Red Bull to 13 world titles (six World Constructors’ Championships and 7 World Drivers’ Championships) and a departure earlier than the beginning of the 2024 Formula One season subsequent month could be a colossal loss for the staff.
According to The Race, the investigation is just not anticipated to be completed earlier than the launch of Red Bull’s new automotive subsequent Thursday (February 15) the place Horner’s presence is predicted regardless of the worrying allegations.
The racing web site additionally means that it could additionally proceed on the time of the Bahrain Grand Prix on March 2, doubtlessly marring the occasion as a result of cloud of the investigation over Horner and Red Bull.
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The preliminary assertion of the vitality drinks firm relating to the information of the allegations learn: “After being made aware of certain recent allegations, the company launched an independent investigation,” the assertion learn.
“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.”
The members of the Red Bull board in Austria will decide on Horner’s future with the corporate upon receiving a report of the completed investigation.