Horner exonerated but Red Bull’s lack of transparency does F1 no favours | Giles Richards

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Parent company’s attempt to draw a line under the saga is a deeply unedifying conclusion for all concerned

Christian Horner has been nothing but bullish in the insistence of his innocence throughout Red Bull’s investigation into alleged inappropriate behaviour, of which on Wednesday he was finally exonerated. He will doubtless feel vindicated while his team’s parent company, Red Bull GmbH, who instigated the inquiry, are clearly hoping this will simply draw a line under the affair. They do not deserve such benevolence.

The complaint made by a female employee against Horner was dismissed after an investigation that lasted almost eight weeks. The speculation that accompanied it has been rife but nothing in the inquiry has been made public, including the nature of the complaint, Horner’s defence, its conclusions or how they were reached.

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Written by Giles Richards
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2024/feb/28/horner-exonerated-but-red-bulls-lack-of-transparency-does-f1-no-favours under the title “Horner exonerated but Red Bull’s lack of transparency does F1 no favours | Giles Richards”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.