Formula 1: Christian Horner’s fate decided before the Bahrain Grand Prix

Red Bull is in turmoil. At least behind the scenes because, on the track, everything is going well for Max Verstappen who crushed the pre-season tests. Accused of “inappropriate behavior” and targeted by an internal investigation within the team, could Christian Horner leave his post even before the first Grand Prix of the season? The Englishman, boss of Red Bull since 2005, will know, according to Reuters, his fate before this Saturday, the day of the Bahrain GP. The decision could even be known in the next 48 hours.

Christian Horner continues to deny the accusations against him. Present during the presentation of the team’s new single-seater and during pre-season testing, the Red Bull boss also plans to go to Bahrain for the start of the season.

The accusations are serious. According to le Telegraph, the Englishman would have been guilty of “transgressive sexual behavior” towards an employee. This would have transmitted to the Dutch media messages received from Christian Horner “over a significant period of time”. The boss of Red Bull would then have offered him a sum of around 760,000 euros so that the affair would not become known.

Questioned on February 9, Horner continued to deny the facts. A report of more than 100 pages would have been written, with testimony from all parties. The FIA ​​and Liberty Media, which runs Formula 1, would like this matter to be “clarified as soon as possible, following a fair and thorough process.” »


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