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Christian Horner 'not expected to survive at Red Bull' amid ongoing investigation

Patrick Rowe

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Christian Horner 'not expected to survive at Red Bull' amid ongoing investigation

Christian Horner is not expected to survive in his role at Red Bull, it has been claimed.

The 50-year-old, who has led Red Bull since 2005, has been quizzed by an independent lawyer regarding allegations of "inappropriate behaviour" following a complaint from a female employee. The claims themselves are believed to be related to Horner's work at Red Bull.

According to the BBC, Horner has denied the allegations to a meeting of team bosses, governing body the FIA and commercial rights holders of F1.

Horner has also publicly said: “I completely deny these claims.”

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On Friday, Sky Sports reporter Craig Slater offered an update on the situation, after claiming the case is set to continue for the foreseeable future.

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He said: "It's not finished for day. Christian Horner is still in with that investigator in a secret London venue. They moved it - they were initially intending to meet at Red Bull headquarters in Milton Keynes, but because of the media interest it took place elsewhere.

"Christian Horner has been in this meeting and interview situation since about 10 o'clock this morning."

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Red Bull are eager for a swift resolution to the problem, with the team set to unveil their new RB20 car on February 15.

Quoting insiders, the BBC have gone on to allege that Horner is not "expected to survive at Red Bull" following the investigation.

The publication claimed: "Horner's future has been the subject of intense speculation in the world of F1 in the days since the allegations emerged on Monday.

"Many insiders who have discussed the situation with BBC Sport do not expect him to survive in his role."

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Meanwhile, other insiders from The Sun have offered their view.

Red Bull chief Christian Horner
Red Bull chief Christian Horner

“This is not a trial and we are not going to have an answer and an outcome by the end of the day," the insider said.

“This is not something that is going to be rectified that quickly.

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“People are expecting this to be over before the start of the F1 season, but that just isn’t going to happen."

Horner has guided Red Bull to seven world championships across his time with the team, as we approach the beginning of the new campaign on March 2.

Featured Image Credit: Getty

Topics: Formula 1

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