MILTON KEYNES, England – Red Bull Formula One team principal Christian Horner is currently the subject of an investigation following allegations made against him, a Red Bull spokesperson confirmed on Monday. The investigation is being conducted by an independent specialist barrister, with the company taking the matter “extremely seriously.” Horner has denied the allegations, as reported by Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf.
Horner, who has been the longest-serving team principal in F1, has led the Red Bull team since its entry into the sport in 2005. This year marks the 20th season for Red Bull Racing, and the team is preparing to unveil its new car, the RB20, on Feb. 14, ahead of the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix on March 2.
The team enjoyed an incredibly successful season last year, winning 21 out of 22 races. Max Verstappen secured his third world title with 19 victories, while teammate Sergio Pérez claimed two race wins. Under Horner’s leadership, Red Bull has claimed six F1 constructors’ championships and seven drivers’ titles.
In addition to his achievements in motorsport, Horner has received recognition for his contributions, including being made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire and a Commander of the Order of the British Empire. The investigation is ongoing, and the company has stated that it will provide further details once the process is completed. The Red Bull team is undoubtedly facing a challenging and turbulent period as it prepares for the upcoming season amidst this controversy involving its principal.