Christian Horner Cleared of Misconduct Allegations

Written by Henrik Rothen

Feb.28 - 2024 5:21 PM CET

Photo: cristiano barni /
Photo: cristiano barni /
Christian Horner Cleared of Misconduct Allegations.

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After a thorough independent review, Christian Horner, the team principal of Red Bull Racing, has been exonerated from allegations of misconduct brought forward by a female employee.

According to F1Planet, this conclusion allows Horner, 50, who has been pivotal in guiding the team since its formation in 2005, to proceed with his leadership duties unimpeded, especially as the team gears up for the season opener in Bahrain on March 2. This resolution comes after a period filled with speculation and tension regarding his position within the team.

A representative from Red Bull GmbH provided an official statement, announcing the closure of the investigation and the dismissal of the grievance against Horner.

The statement highlighted the opportunity for the complainant to appeal the decision and underlined the company's commitment to a fair, thorough, and unbiased investigation process. Due to the confidentiality of the investigation report, which includes sensitive information from involved parties, Red Bull refrained from further comments, reaffirming their dedication to maintaining high standards in the workplace.

The investigation was initiated by Red Bull GmbH in early February in response to allegations against Horner, catching him by surprise. He faced these allegations head-on, maintaining his innocence throughout the process, even as the scrutiny over his future intensified. Horner's defense was particularly emphatic during an eight-hour session with the barrister leading the investigation in London.

Despite the investigation, Horner was never suspended from his role and continued to publicly deny the accusations against him. At the unveiling of the team's new car in mid-February, he reiterated his innocence and expressed his confidence in leading Red Bull forward, stating his trust in the investigative process and firmly denying the allegations leveled against him.