Christian Horner’s “Inappropriate behaviour” saga explained.

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On February 5th, a female employee at the Red Bull Racing team made an accusation against Christian Horner for engaging in inappropriate behavior. The specific details of the allegation were not yet disclosed.

A Dutch newspaper, “De Telegraaf,” published an article claiming that the accusation involved sexual misconduct. This led to widespread speculation on social media platforms about the situation. Concerns were raised among many sports fans regarding the work environment within the Oracle Red Bull racing team and the potential consequences for the sport if the matter is not addressed appropriately.

Red Bull, the parent company of Oracle Red Bull Racing, found itself under increasing scrutiny from both the media and Formula 1 enthusiasts, urging them to confront the matter at hand. Despite it being the 16th of February, the exact nature of the issue remained undisclosed. Ford, Red Bull’s engine partner for 2026, insisted that Red Bull address the matter with greater transparency.

Ford’s stance on the issue.

Jim Farley, the CEO of Ford, expressed to A.P, “As a company rooted in family values and committed to upholding the highest standards of conduct and integrity, we anticipate our partners to uphold the same principles.”

“It appears to us, and what we’ve been told, was that Red Bull is taking the situation very seriously.

“And of course, they’re worried about their brand, as well.”

“And that’s why they’ve got an independent investigation and until we see what truth comes out of that, it’s too early for us to comment on it all.”

He also added “We are likewise frustrated by the lack of full transparency surrounding this matter with us, your corporate partners, and look forward to receiving a complete account of all findings”

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Red Bull’s statement on the issue.

On 28th of february Red Bull Racing cleared Christian Horner of inappropriate behaviour in a statement released “The independent investigation into the allegations made against Mr. Christian Horner is complete , and Red Bull can confirm that the grievance has been dismissed. The complainant has a right of appeal. Reb Bull is confident that the investigation has been fair, rigorous and impartial.

The investigation report is confidential and contains the private information of the parties and third parties who assisted in the investigation, and therefore we will not be commenting further out of respect for all concerned. Red bull will continue striving to meet the highest workplace standards.”

However it seems that the issue is not yet settled as F1 fans demand for more transparency.

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