Max Verstappen’s dad admits there’s a power struggle at Red Bull

Despite these challenges, Jos remains primarily focused on Max's quest for a fourth consecutive drivers' championship.

Jos Verstappen has acknowledged a power struggle within the Red Bull Racing team, highlighting his commitment to aiding his son, Max Verstappen, in securing the world championship.

Amidst these internal conflicts, Jos has publicly suggested that team principal Christian Horner should step down, following accusations of ‘inappropriate behaviour’ against Horner by a female staff member, accusations from which Horner was later exonerated by an independent investigation.

However, the complainant has appealed this decision, fueling further speculations of unrest among key figures in the team, including Horner, chief designer Adrian Newey, advisor Helmut Marko, and Jos himself.

Despite these challenges, Jos remains primarily focused on Max’s quest for a fourth consecutive drivers’ championship.

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He expressed his concern about the team’s internal atmosphere to Sporza, emphasizing the necessity of stability and unity.

“There is definitely a certain power struggle going on,” Jos stated, expressing his hope for a resolution that allows the team to refocus on racing.

He reassured that, in terms of performance, Max continues to excel, with no issues between him and the engineers, underscoring the car’s competitiveness and Max’s ability to manage the distractions arising from the team’s dynamics.

Christian Horner, facing speculation about his future with Red Bull, has confirmed his intention to remain as team principal, directing his attention to the upcoming Australian Grand Prix.

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Horner praised Max’s contributions to the team and emphasized the importance of collective effort and focus on racing achievements.

He highlighted the team’s spirit and determination, attributing their success to the collaborative efforts across the company.

Amidst these power dynamics and speculation, the Red Bull team continues to navigate the challenges of Formula One, with both Jos Verstappen and Christian Horner emphasizing the paramount importance of on-track performance and team unity as they approach future races.