Monday, April 15

F1 hopes Horner examination is finished at “earliest chance”

Horner is the topic of a probe introduced by Red Bull’s energy beverages moms and dad business into undefined accusations made versus him by a female worker.

He has actually rejected any misbehavior and just recently dealt with prolonged questioning by the independent lawyer who has actually been designated by Red Bull to check out the matter.

While Red Bull is going through the procedure of evaluating the findings of the examination to choose what, if any, action it wishes to take, Horner has actually stayed in his task.

He spoke at last week’s launch of the group’s F1 2024 cars and truck at its Milton Keynes factory, and is anticipated to attend today’s pre-season test at Bahrain ahead of the F1 season opener on 2 March.

Interest surrounding the Horner affair, in addition to the nature of the accusations, has actually been growing in current days, and is most likely to magnify as the F1 paddock collects in Bahrain for the start of the 2024 project.

On Sunday, F1’s industrial rights holders provided a brief declaration stating that it hoped the matter would be solved as quickly as possible– in what might be viewed as a clear message to Red Bull to not enable things to drag out so they eclipse the start of the project.

“We have actually kept in mind that Red Bull has actually initiated an independent examination into internal accusations at Red Bull Racing,” stated the declaration from F1.

“We hope that the matter will be clarified at the earliest chance, after a reasonable and extensive procedure and we will not comment even more at this time.”

While F1 hopes that the circumstance is solved rapidly, it has no official authority to be able to require the matter nor get associated with any action on the group or Horner must it considered essential.

That falls under the remit of the FIA, which might pick to get included if there is proof of any misdeed that breaks requirements that it supports.

Christian Horner, Team Principal, Red Bull Racing, in the Team Principals Press Conference

Image by: Motorsport Images

Post 12.2.1 f of the International Sporting Code mentions that a rival will be considered to have actually dedicated an offense for: “Any words, deeds or works that have actually triggered ethical injury or loss to the FIA, its bodies, its members or its executive officers, and more usually on the interest of motorsport and on the worths protected by the FIA.”

F1’s declaration about the Horner circumstance comes a couple of days after Red Bull’s future engine partner Ford stated it was keeping a close eye on the scenario.

Speaking with the Associated Press, Mark Rushbrook, worldwide head of Ford Performance Motorsport, stated that the cars and truck giant anticipated specific requirements to be supported by Red Bull.

“As a household business, and a business that holds itself to really high requirements of behaviour and stability,

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