Christian Horner will meet with the investigating investigator on Friday and refutes the claim of “inappropriate behavior” made against him by a Red Bull Racing colleague.
On Thursday morning, Christian Horner was seen leaving his house in his car in anticipation of a hearing that could determine his future with Red Bull.
A Red Bull Racing coworker has accused Horner of engaging in “inappropriate behavior.” The parent company of the massive energy drink company, which declared an investigation on Monday, is taking the situation seriously. The fifty-year-old vehemently disputes the accusations leveled against him. He was seen driving in the rain on Thursday after leaving his house, and he is still serving as the team principal while the investigation is ongoing.
Since the team’s 2005 debut season, Horner has been the team principal for Red Bull’s primary Formula 1 team. It will celebrate its 20th year on the grid in the 2024 campaign, but its preparations have been clouded by the investigation into the allegations made against its long-serving leader.
Horner will meet with the independent investigator that Red Bull hired to handle the case at a hearing on Friday. Horner, who has brought in his own legal team, is likely to face tough questions about the allegations made against him and will get the opportunity to make his own argument.
The investigator will probably then review the evidence over the course of the weekend before submitting their conclusions and suggestions to Red Bull early the following week. After that, the parent company will determine whether or not to take any action.
Whatever the situation, Red Bull Racing is eager for this issue to be settled before its 2024 season launch event on Thursday, February 15. The following Wednesday, February 21, is when pre-season testing gets underway. The Bahrain Grand Prix on Saturday, March 2, marks the start of the season.
In light of Red Bull’s historic 2023 campaign, Horner received a CBE in this year’s New Year’s Honours list for his services to motorsport. While star driver Max Verstappen romped to the drivers’ championship with 19 victories of his own, the team won all but one of the 22 races that were held.
Spice Girls singer Geri Halliwell is Horner’s wife. Twenty months after the couple’s May 2015 wedding, their son Montague was born. Each of them has additional children from past relationships.
According to reports, Halliwell was left in “floods of tears” by the accusations made against her spouse. She maintains that Horner has “done nothing wrong,” though, and she is supporting him.