Christian Horner – latest: Red Bull F1 boss awaits fate after allegations of inappropriate behaviour
Christian Horner’s future as Red Bull F1 boss remains in the balance after he met with the lawyer in charge of the investigation into the team principal last Friday in London.
Horner has been accused of “inappropriate, controlling behaviour” by a female colleague and is currently at the centre of an investigation by the team’s parent company, Red Bull GmbH. The 50-year-old, who has been in charge of Red Bull Racing since its inception in 2005, strongly denies the allegations levelled against him.
Horner met with the external barrister at a secret location in central London on Friday. It is now a waiting game to see if the matter is resolved, one way or another, before Red Bull launch their 2024 F1 car at their base in Milton Keynes on Thursday (15 February).
However, given the complex nature of the matter and the need for both sides to be fairly heard, the case could well overrun beyond Thursday’s launch event, which Horner is expected to be present at. The new F1 season starts on 2 March in Bahrain.
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The last three days have come and gone with no further updates on the allegations made against Christian Horner. Here are the facts as we understand them:
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner faces internal accusations of “inappropriate behaviour” (David Davies/PA)
Christian Horner is currently scheduled to appear at Red Bull’s 2024 launch on Thursday, in an event being billed as a 20-year celebration of the team in Formula 1.
Red Bull won 21 out of 22 races in 2023 in their most successful year so far, with Max Verstappen storming to his third straight championship.
The first race of the 2024 F1 season – featuring a record 24 races – is on Saturday 2 March in Bahrain. Pre-season testing takes