Martin Brundle reacts to Horner case: I don’t think it’s been helpful

Christian Horner saw the allegations of 'inappropriate behaviour' towards a female Red Bull employee dismissed

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As news of Christian Horner being cleared in Red Bull’s investigation into his behaviour towards a female employee, Martin Brundle has assessed the impact it could have on the team, if any. 

Red Bull go into the 2024 Bahrain Grand Prix as the team to beat in Formula 1, and despite the allegations hanging over Horner, the team principal was present at throughout pre-season testing and the RB20 car launch. 

That said, Horner indicated he was pleased the process is over and is now fully focused on the race in Bahrain. 

“I don’t think it’s been helpful, that’s without doubt,” Brundle said on Sky Sports F1. “I don’t think it will impact their performance much at all. 

“There are 1500 people, focused, they have a brilliant car and a brilliant driver line-up. They know what to do on a Formula 1 weekend. They have been through the testing process.

“They have got so much momentum and performance, I don’t think we will see an impact on the track.”

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner faces a busy press conference ahead of the 2023 Abu Dhabi GP | Dan Istitene/Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner faces a busy press conference ahead of the 2023 Abu Dhabi GP | Dan Istitene/Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool

Horner’s first reaction to end of investigation 

Speaking to Sky Sports News, Horner expressed relief at the investigation’s conclusion, emphasising his focus on the upcoming Bahrain Grand Prix and the defense of Red Bull‘s titles. 

“I’m just pleased that the process is over,” Horner said.

“Obviously, I can’t comment about it, but we are here very much to focus now on the Grand Prix and the season ahead and trying to defend both of our titles.”

When pressed on the matter being definitively over, Horner responded: “Well, I can’t give you any further comment, but the process has been conducted and concluded.”

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