Just days before the launch of the RB20, the new car for the 2024 F1 season, RBR is dealing with alleged misconduct by its team boss Christian Horner.
According to the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, the British manager is being investigated by an internal brand committee, but the reason was not specified. Horner, who manages the six-time champion team, denied the allegations.
“After the company became aware of some recent allegations, an independent investigation was launched. This process, which is already underway, is being led by a specialized external lawyer”.
“The company takes these matters extremely seriously and the investigation will be completed soon “It would not be appropriate to comment further at this time,” a company spokesperson told De Telegraaf.
With this, Horner led the Austrian team, last year, to the sixth constructors’ championship and the seventh drivers’ championship with Max Verstappen’s three. He has been head of the team since RBR was founded by the late Dietrich Mateschitz.
It is worth remembering that under Horner’s command, the team has already achieved 113 victories, 95 pole positions and 264 podiums with drivers such as Sebastian Vettel, Mark Webber, Daniel Ricciardo, Max Verstappen and Sergio Pérez.
While the Horner investigation process continues independently, the team is preparing to reveal the RB20 to the world, the car with which it will enter the fight for the seventh F1 constructors’ championship in 2024. The launch date is February 15th. See the full calendar.
Now, F1 returns on March 2, 2024 with the Bahrain GP, the first of 24 stages in the biggest season in the category’s history. See the full calendar here, as well as the venues and GPs hosting the six sprint races.