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Red Bull boss Horner investigated for 'inappropriate behaviour'

Red Bull boss Horner investigated for 'inappropriate behaviour'

Red Bull boss Horner investigated for 'inappropriate behaviour'

Red Bull boss Horner investigated for 'inappropriate behaviour'

Christian Horner has been accused of inappropriate behaviour within the Red Bull team according to Dutch reports.

According to multiple sources including De Telegraaf, the behaviour is linked to one employee within the Milton Keynes based outfit and it has led to an internal investigation. The incident has been deemed serious enough for CEO Oliver Mintzlaff to be taking the accusation very seriously.

Horner will remain in place as team principal while the investigation is carried out, according to Sky Sports.

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In response, Red Bull confirmed it has launched an independent investigation, with a spokesperson telling GPFans: "After being made aware of certain recent allegations, the company launched an independent investigation. This process, which is already underway, is being carried out by an external specialist barrister.

"The company takes these matters extremely seriously and the investigation will be completed as soon as practically possible. It would not be appropriate to comment further at this time.“

Christian Horner is being investigated by Red Bull over inappropriate behaviour
Red Bull are the F1 world champions and enter the 2024 F1 season as favourites once again

Horner 'completely' denies allegations

Horner has now also reportedly responded to the investigation according to De Telegraaf and denies the allegations, saying: “I completely deny these claims.”

The reports come at a far from ideal time for the Red Bull team who will be launching their new car, deemed to be called the RB20, on February 15 as they look to defend both Formula One world championships.

Having won 21 of the 22 races last term, including 19 by world champion Max Verstappen - who could now be a target for F1 rivals Mercedes - the team and the Dutchman once again will enter the new season as favourites

Horner has been instrumental to the recent success, and has been a crucial factor to the team's rise since their debut in 2005. Under his tenure, the team have won seven world drivers' championships and six constructors' titles.

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