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Christian Horner shuts down Red Bull investigation question after demand from rival Toto Wolff

Christian Horner shuts down Red Bull investigation question after demand from rival Toto Wolff

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Christian Horner shut down questions regarding a Red Bull investigation into his conduct.

Horner is under investigation by Red Bull’s parent company following a claim of “inappropriate behaviour” by a female colleague.

The 50-year-old, who remains in his role as Red Bull team principal, has categorically denied the accusations and insisted he intends to be in his past for the start of the new campaign on March 2.

Speaking in Bahrain, where he is overseeing this week’s three-day test ahead of the opening race of the season, Horner shut down questions regarding the ongoing investigation.

The Briton said: “There is a process underway and since I am part of it, I cannot comment on it.

“We hope there is a resolution as soon as possible.”

Horner’s comments come after Toto Wolff called for the investigation into his behaviour to be conducted swiftly and with transparency.

“There is a lot of speculation that has been happening over the past weeks and lots of things that are going on,” said Wolff.

“What is important is for a process with rigour. I think what Red Bull has started as an independent investi­gation, if this is done in the right way, with transparency, that is something we need to look at.

“F1 and the teams, we stand for inclusion, equality, fairness, ­diversity and it is not only talking about it, it is living it day in and day out.

“These are the standards we are setting ourselves. We are a global sport, one of the most important sports in the world, and we are role models. It is not just a team issue. It is an issue for all of F1.”

While there has been speculation regarding Horner’s F1 future, he has been insistent he is here to stay.

He said: "Look I’m committed to this team. I’ve been here since the beginning, I built this team, and there’s been highs and lows along the way as you’ve seen in some of the videos that you’ve seen earlier.

"We’ve won 113 races, we’ve won seven drivers’ world championships, we’ve won six constructors’ world championships in 19 seasons, and that’s in the history books now but it’s what lies ahead that’s always important. And so my focus is on the future, is on Red Bull Powertrains becoming… operating a start-up engine business.

"We have an advanced technology business that is going to be producing the first Red Bull track car and of course, an awful lot is going on the campus and investment on the campus as you can see."

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