Formula 1 boss under pressure: What will happen to Red Bull team boss Christian Horner?

Formula 1 boss under pressure
What will happen to Red Bull team boss Christian Horner?

A decision in the matter involving world champion team boss Christian Horner is expected to be imminent, media reports. Apparently there is an investigation report that is over 100 pages long. An announcement before the first training session of the new season on Thursday is likely.

According to a media report, an independent lawyer’s investigation into the matter surrounding Red Bull’s Formula 1 team boss Christian Horner is said to have been completed. As the British broadcaster Sky Sports wrote on its homepage on Monday evening, an announcement is likely this Tuesday or Wednesday. Without providing any information about a source, Sky reported on an investigation report that was supposedly over 100 pages long, which is now said to be in the hands of the parent company led by managing director Oliver Mintzlaff.

He now has to decide whether Horner can continue or not. An employee has accused the 50-year-old and longest-serving team boss in the premier motorsport class of inappropriate behavior. Horner denies the allegations. He was heard by the investigating lawyer on February 9th.

Engine partner Ford frustrated

Red Bull has not yet published any details on the matter. Horner was present at the presentation of the new racing car for the season starting next weekend in Bahrain, as well as at the test drives last week in the Sakhir desert.

Formula 1 had made it clear that it wanted the matter to be clarified quickly. The American news agency AP also recently reported on a letter from designated engine partner Ford to the team, in which managing director Jim Farley reported frustration over the lack of transparency in the matter.

A change at the top of the team from three-time world champion Max Verstappen would massively overshadow the start of the record season. The Bahrain Grand Prix, like the race a week later in Saudi Arabia, will take place on Saturday in consideration of the upcoming Islamic fasting month of Ramadan.

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