Red Bull 'fear more Christian Horner message leaks' as Bahrain Grand Prix plans thrown into chaos

Red Bull 'fear more Christian Horner message leaks' as Bahrain Grand Prix plans thrown into chaos

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 02/03/2024

- 14:06

Updated: 02/03/2024

- 14:21

The F1 side will be hoping to win the first race of the season today

Red Bull fear more leaks regarding Christian Horner ahead of today's Bahrain Grand Prix, according to reports.

The F1 side are currently preparing for the first race of the new season. However, with the Horner saga rumbling on, it's far from ideal as they seek a winning start.

Horner was recently cleared of misconduct by Red Bull and continues to deny allegations of wrongdoing.

However, his private messages to a female employee were allegedly leaked to 149 people on Thursday - meaning the matter is far from over.

Red Bull Christian Horner

Red Bull are said to fear more Christian Horner leaks as they prepare for today's Bahrain Grand Prix


According to the Daily Mail, Red Bull fear more message leaks emerging despite clearing Horner.

An email, which was entitled 'Christian Horner investigation evidence', has sent shockwaves around the Formula One outfit.

Red Bull insiders insist evidence submitted in the formal complaint did not contain any correspondence of a sexual nature, according to The Times.

And Horner is adamant he's done nothing wrong, branding the leaks as 'anonymous speculation' when quizzed on Friday.

“I won’t comment on anonymous speculation, but to reiterate, I have always denied the allegations," he said.

"I respected the integrity of the independent investigation and fully cooperated with it every step of the way.

“It was a thorough and fair investigation conducted by an independent specialist barrister and it has concluded, dismissing the complaint made.

"I remain fully focused on the start of the season.”

Horner's wife, Geri Halliwell, is set to be in attendance for the first race of the season today.

Geri has rarely missed a race since marrying Horner in Bedfordshire at a lavish ceremony in 2015.

The couple have put on a united front today, holding hands in a show of solidarity.

Meanwhile, FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem has addressed the claims and leaks surrounding Horner.

And he admitted he believes the current situation is 'damaging for F1' and has lamented the negativity is brings.

“It’s damaging the sport,” the FIA chief told the Financial Times. “This is damaging on a human level.”

“It’s the beginning of the season. F1 is becoming so popular. We just need to enjoy the beginning of the season. Look at the competition. Why do we overshadow it with negativity?”


Christian Horner Red Bull

Christian Horner is being supported by wife Geri Halliwell as Red Bull gear up for today's F1 Bahrain Grand Prix


Red Bull star Max Verstappen is reportedly 'going crazy' while the saga continues.

But the 26-year-old has praised Horner prior to the race, insisting he's a brilliant team principal for the F1 side.

"[We are] fully focussed on the car and the performance here at the weekend," he said after qualifying on Friday.

"And that's how it should be I think. That's what we continue to do because it's not our business.

"When I look at how Christian [Horner] operates within the team he has been an incredible team boss. From the performance side of things you can't even question that.

Christian Horner Red Bull

Christian Horner will be hoping to secure Bahrain Grand Prix glory for Red Bull today


"I speak to Christian a lot. Throughout the weekend here, he's fully committed to the team. He's also here for the performance.

"Of course, he's probably a little bit distracted but we just focus on the performance side of things and that's how we all work together."

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