Christian Horner, the workforce principal of Red Bull’s Formula One workforce, is dealing with a listening to on Friday following an accusation of “inappropriate behaviour”.
Red Bull – the Austrian power drinks firm which owns the workforce – stated it had launched an unbiased investigation after it was made conscious of the allegations.
The accusation is known to have been made by a employees member on the British-based workforce that carried Max Verstappen to his third consecutive world championship final yr.
Mr Horner stated: “I completely deny these claims.”
The 50-year-old, who’s married to former Spice Girls singer Geri Halliwell, has been workforce principal at Red Bull since they entered Formula One 19 years in the past.
In that point, the workforce has gained seven drivers’ world championships and 6 constructors’ titles.
Mr Horner has gained fame lately attributable to his appearances on the Netflix sequence Formula 1: Drive To Survive.
He was additionally awarded a CBE for his providers to motorsport within the New Year Honours List.
Red Bull is because of launch the workforce’s newest automotive on 15 February forward of the brand new season which begins in Bahrain on 2 March.
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A spokesperson for Red Bull stated on Monday: “After being made aware of certain recent allegations, the company launched an independent investigation.
“This course of, which is already below means, is being carried out by an exterior specialist barrister.
“The company takes these matters extremely seriously and the investigation will be completed as soon as practically possible. It would not be appropriate to comment further at this time.”