Red Bull team principal Christian Horner’s future at the team continues to be clouded in speculation after an internal hearing into allegations of inappropriate behaviour took place. Horner denies the allegations against him as the investigation continues as we approach the start of the 2024 Formula One season
Red Bull plan to launch their RB20 Formula 1 car on Thursday, February 15. But whether Horner will be in attendance remains to be seen as it is unclear whether the investigation will be concluded before the season commences.
Reports have claimed that it is unlikely that the investigation will be completed before the February 29 start date and could overlap with the beginning of the campaign.
Horner was grilled on Friday for several hours. The situation will likely overshadow Red Bull’s car launch this week, where Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez will field several questions about the 50-year-old.
Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari eye Red Bull chief
Red Bull are reportedly in danger of losing technical director Pierre Wache to Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari next year.
Hamilton has been banned from directly poaching any Mercedes staff members when he departs at the end of the season, perhaps forcing him to look at Wache.
Wache is said to have already discussed a potential salary at Ferrari, which would end his decade-long association with Red Bull, and cause further turmoil with Christian Horner under investigation
Christian Horner vows to clear name
Christian Horner has reportedly made a vow to his wife Geri Halliwell that he will clear his name after alleged misconduct.
Horner was probed on Friday to begin a lengthy investigation into the Red Bull chief.
He denies the allegations and has vowed to his distraught wife that he will emerge from the allegations and clear his name.
Fernando Alonso takes Lewis Hamilton jab
Fernando Alonso has taken a jab at Lewis Hamilton over the reasoning behind leaving Mercedes for Ferrari.
The Brit claimed that it had been his dream to race in Ferrari’s colours, something that Alonso picked up on at today’s Aston Martin launch.
He said: “It was not his childhood dream 12 months ago, no? Or two months ago I guess, because it was a different dream then.”