Christian Horner comments on leaving Red Bull

Red Bull have taken the constructors’ championship trophy back to Milton Keynes after an eight-year stay in Brackley with Mercedes.

The team principals in Formula 1 decided that they wanted to take part in a ‘silly season’ of their own towards the end of 2022, as surprise moves saw multiple team bosses change allegiances.

Mattia Binotto was replaced by Fred Vasseur at Ferrari, Andreas Seidl became the CEO of Sauber and Jost Capito left his role as Williams boss to name a few.

It became hard to predict what would happen next in this game of team principal musical chairs, but one man who will definitely be staying with his current employers is Red Bull’s Christian Horner.

The Brit has been with the energy drink giants ever since the entered the sport in 2005, taking over a struggling Jaguar outfit.

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Horner led the team to dominance with Sebastian Vettel over a decade ago and follow a spell in the shadow of Mercedes, Red Bull are back on top again as they started the new era of Formula 1 with a bang.

Having been with the team for 18 years now, it had been suggested that Horner could eventually make the step up to a senior role within F1 itself, however the Red Bull boss has claimed that he will not be going anywhere anytime soon.

“My heart is here, my commitment is here and the next challenge is with powertrains,” said Horner.

“We have brought a brand-new group of people together to take on some of the best engine manufacturers in the world as a subsidiary of an energy drinks company.

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“That is massive so that gets me up in the morning. There is still a lot to do, I am still hungry to achieve more.”

At 49 years of age, Horner is still the youngest team principal in the paddock and despite being at the same team for so long, Horner has concluded that he is still as driven for success as before.

“I still have that competitive fire burning within me,” he said.

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“At the moment, I still enjoy the competition too much to let that go and I am still the youngest CEO and team principal in the sport so I have got a few years left to use.

“I have got no plans to hang up my pass just yet.”

Red Bull will need to lean on all of Horner’s experience in 2023, as the team look to retain their crowns while battling with their punishment for breaching the 2021 cost cap.