Christian Horner ‘told to resign’ as Red Bull team principal with pressure mounting

Christian Horner has been told by Ralf Schumacher, brother of seven-time world champion Michael, to walk away from the Red Bull team amid contEx-F1 driver Ralf Schumacher has told Christian Horner to walk away from Red Bull. An intense spotlight remains on the team principal because there has been no transparency of the internal investigation that cleared him of accusations of inappropriate conduct towards a female employee roversy.

Horner has always denied the claims and remained in his position for the opening two races of the season. Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez recorded a one-two finish as the team made a 100 per cent start to the new campaign.

But a dark cloud hovers over their success as Horner’s future remains up in the air. A power struggle has broken out in the hierarchy, with Helmut Marko wrestling for control.

Verstappen’s dad, Jos, has called for Horner to be sacked and now Michael Schumacher’s brother Ralf had added his weight to the cause

What I found and still think is a shame: the Christian Horner case outshines everything,” Schumacher told Sport 1.

This became particularly clear on the first weekend in Bahrain. It wasn’t until race day that there was a little talk about the sport. What also bothers me about the whole thing: An objective assessment is extremely difficult because there is a complete lack of transparency.

“It became problematic for me when he portrayed himself as a victim in the PK in Saudi Arabia. I’m sorry for his family, yes, but there was only one person who started this whole thing: him.

“I can’t accept that he keeps saying he doesn’t want to talk about it in detail. I can say from my own experience when it comes to my divorce: Yes, it is difficult at the beginning when such a private matter is carried out in public. But there comes a time when we have to talk about it because in the end it’s what’s best for all parties.

“For example, you don’t hear anything from Horner’s employee and that’s not good. Nobody talks about her. One thing is certain: As long as this chaos remains, it will do immense damage to Red Bull. Horner said that no one is more important than the team. Therefore, he should follow this command and resign as soon as possible.”

The Red Bull employee that accused Horner has been suspended. Schumacher has called for the chaos to be brought to a conclusion as soon as possible.

He added: “Everything should be sorted out as quickly as possible. It wouldn’t hurt anyone if he left. It would be important for the Red Bull brand



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