Within the wake of unspecified claims which can be understood to have been made towards him by a feminine worker, parent company Red Bull in Austria has opened up an official probe into the matter.
An announcement issued by it on Monday mentioned: “After being made conscious of sure current allegations, the corporate launched an impartial investigation.
“This course of, which is already underneath means, is being carried out by an exterior specialist barrister.
“The corporate takes these issues extraordinarily significantly and the investigation will probably be accomplished as quickly as virtually attainable. It will not be acceptable to remark additional at the moment.”
It’s understood that Horner will now meet with the impartial authorized representatives on Friday to debate the matter.
Christian Horner, Pink Bull Racing Group Principal
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Horner, who has continued in his crew principal duties and attended the F1 Fee assembly in London on Monday, has strongly denied any wrongdoing.
Talking to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, Horner mentioned: “I fully deny these claims.”
Pink Bull’s F1 crew has not made any touch upon the matter.
The state of affairs surrounding Horner comes forward of an vital interval for the Pink Bull crew, because it finalises its preparations for the 2024 F1 season.
It’s scheduled to launch its new automobile, the RB20, at its Milton Keynes manufacturing unit on February 15 – lower than every week earlier than the official pre-season check in Bahrain begins.
Chief technical officer Adrian Newey has revealed that the brand new design will probably be a ‘third evolution’ of the unique RB18 design from 2022 which has confirmed to be the automobile greatest suited up to now to F1’s new ground-effect laws.
Pink Bull is coming off the again of one of the vital dominant seasons in F1 historical past, because it received 21 out of twenty-two races to safe each the constructors’ and drivers’ world championship with Max Verstappen.
Horner has led the squad because it entered F1 in 2005 and is now grand prix racing’s longest-serving crew principal.
His achievements in F1 led to him being awarded a CBE within the current New 12 months’s Honours listing, for providers to motor racing.