- The allegations reportedly came from a female company employee
- Red Bull confirmed it’s now investigating the matter
- Horner’s supporters claim he is the victim of an internal fight within the company
Red Bull Racing who were recently linked with a move for Hamilton before his stunning move to Ferrari is currently investigating team principal Christian Horner over allegations of “inappropriate behaviour” made against him by a company employee.
A Red Bull statement confirmed the ongoing probe which is being carried out by an external specialist barrister. Horner has denied the allegations.
Horner Accused of Inappropriate Behaviour
According to British newspaper the Daily Mail, a female colleague has accused Horner of “incredibly controlling behavior”.
In a statement, Red Bull said it was taking the allegations extremely seriously and an independent investigation has been launched.
Horner, who has been in the job since 2005, has led the team to major victories. Under his supervision, Red Bull has won seven drivers’ championships and six constructors championships.
Horner’s team dominated the 2023 season of the F1 World Championship, winning 21 of the 22 races. Max Verstappen was hailed World Drivers’ Champion, while Red Bull Racing – Honda RBPT took the World Constructors’ Champions title.
The allegations against Horner come as he and the team gear up for the latest season of the prestigious motor racing championship which kicks off in Bahrain on March 2. Horner was reportedly advised to step down from his position as the investigation takes place.
Horner Victim of Internal Power Struggle
Horner has categorically denied the allegations, with his supporters stating that some people are throwing mud at the Red Bull boss to remove him from power and wrest control to Salzburg. Horner is merely the victim of an internal fight within the Red Bull family, according to his loyalists.
Some parties are reportedly trying to oust Horner from his current seat, especially that Red Bull founder Dietrich Mateschitz is no longer here to protect him. The billionaire died in October 2022 at the age of 78 after a long illness.
In a message to MailOnline, the website of Daily Mail, Horner described the accusations as “nuts”. His wife, former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell, is also said to be “devastated” over the claims and pledged support for his husband.
Horner and Geri tied the knot in 2015 and have one child together, seven-year-old Montague. Horner is also father to Olivia, 10, his daughter with ex-partner Beverley Allen.