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Horner reveals emotion after Red Bull investigation verdict

Horner reveals emotion after Red Bull investigation verdict

Horner reveals emotion after Red Bull investigation verdict

Horner reveals emotion after Red Bull investigation verdict

In his first public statement following the dismissal of allegations of 'inappropriate behaviour' against him, Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has broken his silence.

The investigation, initiated by Red Bull GmbH, the Austrian parent company of Red Bull Racing, was prompted by accusations made against Horner by a female colleague.

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The probe, which eventually found no wrongdoing on Horner's part, granted the accuser the right to appeal the verdict.

Throughout the investigative process, Horner has vehemently denied the allegations and continued to stress his commitment to the team.

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Christian Horner was cleared of any wrongdoing following an investigation by Red Bull into his conduct
It was a nervous wait for Horner who is relieved the case is now closed

Horner 'pleased' investigative process is over

Now, talking to Sky Sports News ahead of the first practice session of the 2024 season in Sakhir, Bahrain, Horner admitted that the processes conclusion had come as a relief on Wednesday.

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"I'm just pleased that the process is over," Horner said.

"Obviously, I can't comment about it, but we are here very much to focus now on the Grand Prix and the season ahead and trying to defend both of our titles."

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Christian Horner says his sole focus is on the season ahead

On whether he believed that the saga was now completely closed, he added: "Well, I can't give you any further comment, but the process has been conducted and concluded."

Horner, who has steered the reins of Red Bull since its founding in 2005, was pressed about any remorse he might harbour regarding the public exposure of the matter.

"Again, I'm not going to be able to give you I'm afraid any further comments on it, but I'm pleased to be here in Bahrain and then with the team focused on the season ahead.

"Within the team it [unity] has never been stronger."

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