Christian Horner Controversy: Female Accuser Suspended By Red Bull Team Ahead Of Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

Christian Horner Controversy: Female Accuser Suspended By Red Bull Team Ahead Of Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

Horner landed in a big controversy after the female employee of Red Bull levelled serious allegations against him for his 'appropriate and controlling behaviour'.

Hrishikesh DamodarUpdated: Friday, March 08, 2024, 02:34 AM IST
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Christopher Horner | Credits: Twitter

A female employee, who accused Red Bull team principal Christian Horner for inappropriate behaviour, has been suspended by the team ahead of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, slated to take place on Saturday, March 9.

Horner landed in a big controversy after the female employee of Red Bull levelled serious allegations against him for his 'appropriate and controlling behaviour'. However, Horner denied the allegations and Red Bull's board dismissed the compliant after an internal investigation.

The controversy around Christian Horner came into the light last month. This grabbed headlines ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix, which was held at the Bahrain International Circuit.

After internal investigation by the Red Bull board, the team decided to suspend the accuser after they found that the female employee had been dishonest with her statement, according to BBC Sport. Throughout the investigation, Christian Horner remained in charge as team principal of Red Bull team.

After he was cleared Red Bull board of any wrongdoing by Christian Horner, evidence containing leaked messages between him and the female employee was disclosed to the media ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix. However, the Red Bull team remained tight-lipped on the matter as they wanted to focus on the race rather than engaging in distractions over the controversy.

At the Bahrain Grand Prix Practice session, Christian Horner alleged that the team unity in the Red Bull has never been 'stronger'. Despite controversy around Christian Horner, Red Bull continued to back their team principal.

Max Verstappen's father concerned about Red Bull Team's future

With the controversy around Christain Horner, Max Verstappen's father Jos expressed his concern over the future of Red Bull Team. He stated that the team is in danger to be 'torn apart' and accused Horner of playing victim card.

"There is tension here while he remains in position. The team is in danger of being torn apart. It can’t go on the way it is. It will explode." Jos Verstappen as quoted by the Daily after the Bahrain Grand Prix.

"He is playing the victim when he is the one causing the problems," He added.

Max Verstappen backed his father over his criticism on Christian Horner, stating that "He is always very outspoken. He is not a liar, that's for sure. My dad and I are very close. We call every day, even if he is not around." as quoted by BBC.

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