Christian Horner affirms that he will remain at Red Bull following Verstappen’s victory.

Christian Horner has affirmed his commitment to continue serving as the team principal at Red Bull. Despite facing recent controversies surrounding allegations of misconduct and leaked messages, Horner, at 50 years old, remains resolute in his position with unwavering support from both his team and family.

The aftermath of his exoneration from the misconduct allegations has cast a shadow over the beginning of the racing season. Nonetheless, Red Bull’s driver Max Verstappen’s dominant victory at the Bahrain Grand Prix served as a testament to the team’s prowess on the track. Horner, who has led the team since its formation in 2005, is facing challenges to secure his career amidst the ongoing turmoil.

During his first formal media appearance since the race, Horner confidently stated that he has no intentions of stepping down from his role in the foreseeable future. Expressing his certainty, he emphasized his belief that the investigation into the allegations would ultimately rule in his favor. “I’ve always been entirely confident that I would be here,” he affirmed, shifting his focus to the upcoming races of the season.

Horner chose not to engage with the leaked messages, dismissing them as “anonymous, speculative messages from an unknown source.” The circulation of the emails within the F1 circles is perceived as a strategic move to unsettle Horner amidst potential internal power struggles within Red Bull Racing and its parent company.

Despite the unwanted attention and scrutiny, Horner highlighted the unwavering support he has received from his team and family, including his wife, Geri Halliwell-Horner, who stood by his side at the racing event. Emphasizing his dedication to his family and the racing team, Horner reiterated his focus on excelling in the sport and stated, “My focus is on going racing and winning races and doing the best that I can.”

Following Verstappen’s remarkable victory at the Bahrain Grand Prix, Horner celebrated the achievement while downplaying its significance. He stressed that the team’s primary focus moving forward would be on delivering performance on the track, with numerous races lined up for the season. “The focus is now very much on the cars. My focus has very much been on what’s going on on track,” he commented, indicating a forward-looking approach towards the upcoming competitions.

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