Christian Horner, the team boss of Red Bull’s Formula 1 team, is currently under investigation following allegations of inappropriate behaviour. Red Bull has confirmed that it is treating the allegations with utmost seriousness and has initiated an investigation. Horner, who led Red Bull to a record-breaking 2023 season with 21 wins out of 22 races, has denied the allegations vehemently. While the nature of the complaint has not been disclosed by Red Bull, BBC Sport reports that it pertains to alleged controlling behaviour.
Red Bull has engaged an external specialist barrister to conduct the investigation, emphasizing its commitment to resolving the matter as quickly as possible. Horner, who has been with Red Bull since its F1 debut in 2005, has led the team to seven drivers’ championships and six constructors’ championships. He was awarded an OBE in 2013 and a CBE in the New Year’s Honours list last year after Red Bull’s near-perfect 2023 season.
Horner, who retired from competitive racing at 25, is married to Geri Halliwell of the Spice Girls. Red Bull is set to unveil their latest car on 15 February ahead of the new season commencing in Bahrain on 2 March.