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Christian Horner's accuser 'suspended' by Red Bull after investigation into F1 team principal

Christian Horner's accuser 'suspended' by Red Bull after investigation into F1 team principal

Horner was cleared of wrongdoing after an independent investigation.

The woman who accused Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner of 'inappropriate behaviour' has been suspended by the team, it has been reported.

An internal investigation, overseen by an 'external, specialised lawyer', was launched by Red Bull - the parent company of the racing team - following the allegations, which were made at the beginning of February.

Horner, who was interviewed for several hours as part of the investigation, consistently denied the allegations.

He was subsequently cleared following the investigation, with Red Bull confirming that the grievance had been 'dismissed'.

Speaking at the Bahrain Grand Prix after the findings of the investigation were announced, Horner told Sky Sports F1: "I'm just pleased that the process is over. I obviously can't comment about it, but the focus is now on the Grand Prix, the season ahead and trying to defend both of our titles."

The Times report that the female employee has now been suspended by Red Bull. Red Bull declined to comment on the matter.

Horner is scheduled to speak in the team principals' press conference prior to the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in Jeddah on Thursday afternoon. The press conference is due to get underway at 3:30pm.

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner pictured at the F1 Saudi Arabia Grand Prix (

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen won the season-opening F1 Bahrain Grand Prix last weekend, finishing nearly 20 seconds ahead of team-mate Sergio Perez.

The Dutchman is aiming to win a fourth consecutive Drivers' Championship, while Red Bull have won each of the last two Constructors' Championships.

Speaking to Sky Sports F1's Simon Lazenby after the Grand Prix, Horner said: "Obviously it's not been pleasant, the unwanted attention.

"But the focus is now very much on the cars. My focus has very much been on what's going on on-track and the result today I think demonstrates where the whole team's focus is, and we move onwards."

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Topics: Red Bull Racing, Formula 1