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Christian Horner cleared in Red Bull 'inappropriate behaviour' investigation on eve of new F1 season

Christian Horner cleared in Red Bull 'inappropriate behaviour' investigation on eve of new F1 season

Christian Horner has been cleared of any wrongdoing following an investigation by Red Bull into the Formula One team boss.

Red Bull Austria brought in an external lawyer amid allegations of inappropriate behaviour towards a female colleague, which Horner has always vehemently denied.

He was questioned at length earlier this month and, at the start of the week, a 150-page report was handed to Red Bull whose board discussed the issue at length at their headquarters on Tuesday.

But Horner, who was flying to the Middle East on Wednesday for the Bahrain Grand Prix to commence a marathon 24-race F1 season, has been fully exonerated.

The issue has overshadowed the build-up to the 2024 season, which Red Bull and Max Verstappen are expected to dominate once more.

The decision was reached while Horner was still en route to Bahrain, where he is expected in the paddock on Thursday.

A statement from Red Bull Austria said: “The independent investigation into the allegations made against Mr Horner is complete, and Red Bull can confirm that the grievance has been dismissed. The complainant has a right of appeal.

“The investigation report is confidential and contains the private information of the parties and third parties who assisted in the investigation, and therefore we will not be commenting further out of respect for all concerned.

“Red Bull will continue striving to meet the highest workplace standards.”