Christian Horner investigation 'complete' with Red Bull team principal to finally learn his fate

Christian Horner investigation 'complete' with Red Bull team principal to finally learn his fate

WATCH NOW: Geri Halliwell 'devastated' over Christian Horner's allegations as Red Bull open investigation

Lewis Winter

By Lewis Winter

Published: 27/02/2024

- 08:49

The long-serving chief will discover the outcome within the next two days

The investigation into allegations against Christian Horner is reportedly now 'complete' and Red Bull are set to announce the outcome by the end of Wednesday.

Horner has faced allegations of inappropriate behaviour towards a female colleague, claims that he categorically denies.

Red Bull immediately launched an independent investigation in early February when the female complainant made the accusations.

Horner underwent a lengthy interview with an independent barrister on February 9, where he was quizzed on the allegations.

Christian Horner

Christian Horner will soon discover his fate at Red Bull


Red Bull wanted a quick resolution to the saga but the team principal's future was still up in the air when he was seen publicly for the first time at the car launch on February 15.

He denied any wrongdoing and did so again at the testing in Bahrain last week ahead of the opening face of the new F1 season.

Red Bull have faced demands to resolve the matter, with Ford sending a letter over the weekend asking for 'prompt' answers.

It appears Ford's demands will be met as Sky Sports claims Horner will learn his fate on either Tuesday or Wednesday.

The same organisation says that the investigation has been concluded, while the report has also been completed and sent to Red Bull's company board in Salzburg.

They will review the report, which is almost 150 pages long and contains around 60 hours worth of interviews, and consider the outcome.

Red Bull are not expected to give too much detail in their statement confirming the decision, with a lot of the details not made public.

Sky Sports says Red Bull will want to stress that it's been a thorough and fair investigation for all the parties concerned.

Horner has continued to work as usual since the allegations first surfaced at the beginning of February.

The 50-year-old has been team principal at Red Bull since 2005 and has stated his commitment to the long-term future.

Red Bull are big favourites again to win the Constructor's Championship this season, with Max Verstappen on course for a fourth successive title.

The team's engines will be supplied by Ford from the 2026 campaign.


Christian Horner

The investigation into Christian Horner has been concluded


Ford CEO Jim Farley recently wrote to Red Bull, asking for clarity on Horner's situation.

In a letter obtained by Associated Press, Farley put: "As we have indicated previously, without satisfactory response, Ford’s values are non-negotiable.

"It is imperative that our racing partners share and demonstrate a genuine commitment to those same values.

"My team and I are available at any time to discuss this matter. We remain insistent on, and hopeful, for a resolution we can all stand behind."

Christian Horner

Christian Horner has been Red Bull team principal since 2005


Farley added that Ford are "increasingly frustrated, however, by the lack of resolution or clear indication from you about when you anticipate a fair and just resolution of this matter.

"We are likewise frustrated by the lack of full transparency surrounding this matter with us, your corporate partners, and look forward to receiving a complete account of all findings."

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