- Red Bull will present its new car for the next F1 season today
- Christian Horner accused of ‘inappropriate behaviour’ by staff member
- The team director has categorically denied the accusations made against him
Christian Horner will make his first public appearance today, at the Red Bull car launch, since he was accused of “inappropriate behaviour” by a female staff member.
The 50-year-old husband of former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell will stick to the schedule set weeks ago and attend the event at his Milton Keynes factory. “Business as usual,” is the mantra there.
Horner categorically denies the claims. He will face questions from the media about his future as boss of the world championship-winning team, but limits are likely to be placed on what he will say for legal reasons.
Horner won’t go into detail on the issue, but will confront what the controversy potentially means for Red Bull’s approach to its world championship defense.
Last Friday he met with the outside investigator, a lawyer for the king, to outline his rebuttal of the allegations in an all-day hearing.
Christian Horner will attend Red Bull’s launch of its 2024 car on Thursday (pictured with wife Geri Halliwell)
The Red Bull team principal has denied allegations of “inappropriate behavior” against him.
An image of the Red Bull Racing boss laughing with his team at Silverstone emerged online on Tuesday.
Red Bull wanted the problem to be solved before the presentation of Max Verstappen’s new car.
Red Bull wanted the issue to be addressed before today’s presentation of Max Verstappen’s new car, an event at which triple world champion and teammate Sergio Pérez will also be present.
But the legal back-and-forth appears not to have proceeded at that pace, and will continue until or beyond pre-season testing in Bahrain next week or the first race at the same Gulf venue on March 2.
Horner’s allies claim he is part of a power struggle in the organization. Geri resolutely supports her man.
There is no known timetable for resolution of the problem.
Geri and Christian Horner pictured together: a source claimed she is in a “state of confusion”
Red Bull 2024 car launch will take place at the team’s factory in Milton Keynes