According to Sky Sports journalist Craig Slater, it may take a while before a decision is made about Christian Horner’s future at Red Bull Racing. In a short update on Sky Sports, the Briton indicates that he understands that it could be a long process and that a ruling is unlikely to be expected in the short term.
Last Monday, De Telegraaf suddenly broke the news that Red Bull has launched an independent investigation into Horner. Max Verstappen’s team boss is accused of inappropriate behavior and there is evidence for this. A meeting with an independent lawyer was scheduled for Friday, but anyone who expected more news will have to be patient for a while.
According to Slater, Red Bull is taking the time to come to the fairest possible conclusion. The first conversation, which took place on Friday, is said to have taken about eight hours. ‘Horner has been in this meeting since 10am. I expect it to be over around 6 p.m.,” he said in an update at Sky Sports while the conversation was still ongoing. ‘So about forty minutes from now. This is the first conversation he’s had about the incident since we’ve known about the case. Horner received more details about the charges today.”
Research results not expected in the short term
Slater states that Red Bull is carefully assessing the information and that there will most likely be no clarity about Horner’s future for the time being. ‘I don’t think there will be an outcome before the end of the day. I understand that this could be a long process. Red Bull will present the new car next Thursday and it could be that the research will continue after this date. Maybe even until after the start of the preseason,” says the journalist. ‘They want to do it the right way. They want to handle the matter as thoroughly and fairly as possible for both parties,” Slater said.