Christian Horner investigation by Red Bull has new timeline

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Liam Corless

A call on Christian Horner’s future at Red Bull just isn’t anticipated to be taken on Friday, based on Sky Sports.

Horner, F1’s longest serving staff principal, was scheduled to satisfy an impartial lawyer in London to deal with allegations of inappropriate behaviour which got here to gentle on Monday.

Red Bull rapidly acknowledged the seriousness of the allegations towards Horner, and an impartial investigation was launched.

The nature of the grievance has not been formally confirmed, however it’s extensively reported that the claims relate to an allegation of controlling and probably coercive behaviour.

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Horner, who has been in his submit since 2019, strongly denies all claims towards him.

Sky Sports’ F1 skilled Craig Slater informed the channel he doesn’t anticipate a choice to be made on Horner’s future on Friday.

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“I’ve been guided away from anticipating an end result to this investigation right this moment,” Slater mentioned.

“I feel you’re proper to not name it a listening to which is what it’s been principally described as. I feel that is extra of a gathering and an interview by the investigators with Christian Horner which can be, as I perceive it, in a central London location right this moment reasonably than on the staff’s headquarters in Milton Keynes. So I’m not anticipating an end result right this moment.

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“Clearly [it is] a really important day. We know that Red Bull are taking this investigation very severely. There’s an allegation of inappropriate behaviour by Christian Horner by a feminine member of workers and I perceive that pertains to controlling and probably coercive behaviour.

“That’s what we’re right here when it comes to what Christian Horner is being accused of. He has emphatically denied the allegations and goes to work to clear his title however this could possibly be step one, I’ve been led to grasp, in a course of which may go on for some time.”

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