Christian Horner fighting for F1 future as Verstappen says he is ‘distracted’

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Christian Horner was on Friday night still fighting for his future in Formula One but remained insistent he was going nowhere as the furore around his exoneration, after a complaint about his behaviour from a female Red Bull employee, continued to dominate the agenda at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Notably after qualifying however, his world champion driver, Max ­Verstappen, who had claimed pole for the opening race of the season, first declined to express his confidence in Horner and when pushed on the subject stated he had faith in Horner’s role from a “performance” perspective and suggested he was “probably a bit distracted”.

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Written by Giles Richards in Bahrain
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2024/mar/01/christian-horner-talks-fia-red-bull-f1-bahrain under the title “Christian Horner fighting for F1 future as Verstappen says he is ‘distracted’”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.