Red Bull Racing’s team principal, Christian Horner, finds himself under investigation following ‘serious allegations’ made against him by a female colleague.
Horner, who has been at the helm of the Tilbrook-based team since his entry into the sport in 2005, now faces an external inquiry due to accusations of inappropriate and controlling behavior made by a woman within the organization.
These complaints have been reported to Red Bull’s Austrian head office, prompting the company to take swift action.
In response to the allegations, Red Bull Racing issued a public statement affirming their commitment to a thorough investigation of the matter.
They have engaged the services of an independent barrister to conduct the inquiry into the allegations leveled against Horner.
The team’s statement reads, “After being made aware of certain recent allegations, the company launched an independent investigation.
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 timing of these developments is particularly significant, as Red Bull Racing is preparing to unveil its 2024 contender on February 15.
The team has been enjoying considerable success, seeking to secure a fourth consecutive world championship title.
However, the allegations against their team principal cast a shadow over their preparations for the upcoming season.
The first race of the 2024 Formula One season is scheduled to take place in Bahrain at the start of March.
As the investigation unfolds, the motorsport community watches closely, awaiting the outcome and any potential repercussions for Christian Horner and the Red Bull Racing team.
This incident underscores the importance of addressing allegations of misconduct promptly and thoroughly within the sports world, as the organization demonstrates its commitment to ensuring a safe and respectful working environment for all members of its team.