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Red Bull Team Boss Christian Horner Addresses Allegations Amid 2024 Car Launch

London, February 15, 2024, The Europe Today: Red Bull Racing’s Team Principal Christian Horner faced questions about undisclosed allegations during the launch of the team’s 2024 car, asserting his focus on business as usual.

In the midst of celebrating Red Bull Racing’s 20 years in Formula One, the spotlight was on Christian Horner due to allegations against him that surfaced recently. An inquiry into these accusations is ongoing, with the team’s car launch providing the first public appearance for Horner since the matter came to light.

Speaking at the Red Bull factory during the presentation of the RB20 machine, Horner addressed the media, firmly denying the allegations. He emphasized that he remained committed to the team and expressed confidence in the ongoing process. Refusing to discuss the specifics of the allegations or the recent hearing, Horner underscored his dedication to Red Bull Racing.

“I deny the allegations, for me it’s business as normal, I’m confident in that. If I wasn’t, I wouldn’t be here,” stated Horner.

The team principal, who is the longest-serving in the sport, steered the conversation towards the team’s preparations for the upcoming season. Highlighting the competitive nature of their rivals and the evolution of the new car from the previous season, Horner emphasized his focus on the upcoming tests in Bahrain.

Horner acknowledged the challenges but remained optimistic about Red Bull’s performance in the upcoming season. He expressed gratitude for the overwhelming support from the team, downplaying uncertainties as moments that bring a team together.

The nature of the allegations against Horner remains undisclosed, with media reports suggesting inappropriate behavior towards a female staff member. The independent investigation was initiated by Red Bull Austria, and the process could extend over an unspecified duration.

During the event, Horner’s commitment to the team was echoed by driver Max Verstappen, who expressed that the team spirit was stronger than ever. Verstappen emphasized that his relationship with Horner remained unchanged, stating, “We’ve achieved a lot of things together so that doesn’t change suddenly.”

As Red Bull Racing prepares for the 2024 Formula One season, the focus remains on performance and defending the world titles achieved over the past years. Testing for the new season is set to commence on February 21, leading up to the season opener in Bahrain on March 2.