London: Pink Bull boss Christian Horner confronted a number of hours of questioning by a lawyer investigating an allegation of “inappropriate behaviour” at a secret London location on Friday.
However the prospect of Horner’s destiny being determined earlier than the Method One world champions unveil their 2024 automobile subsequent week seems unlikely.
Studies in Britain’s Press Affiliation and the BBC recommend there was nonetheless no decision to the affair after the 50-year-old Briton, who has been staff principal since 2005, was interviewed for eight hours.
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There was no remark from Pink Bull Racing, nor guardian firm Pink Bull GmbH, which launched the investigation following an accusation from a feminine worker — a declare Horner has categorically denied.
“As already said, it might not be applicable for us to remark earlier than the investigation is accomplished” a Pink Bull spokesperson advised AFP.
The BBC urged it might take weeks for the matter to be resolved.
Pink Bull are going forward with their automobile launch subsequent Thursday, which is able to undoubtedly now be hijacked by the inquiry.
Pre-season testing is then scheduled for Bahrain on 21-23 February with the 2024 season opening within the Gulf State on 3 March.
Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf broke information of the allegation firstly of the week involving the person on the head of the staff which final yr carried Max Verstappen to his third consecutive world title.
Pink Bull GmbH, the Austrian power drinks firm that owns the staff, confirmed on Monday that an impartial investigation had been launched.
Requested in regards to the accusations, Horner advised De Telegraaf: “I fully deny these claims.”
Horner, who’s married to former Spice Woman Geri Halliwell, has been in cost at Pink Bull since they entered Method One 19 years in the past.
Throughout that point he has overseen seven drivers’ world championships and 6 constructors’ titles.
The staff dominated final season, profitable 21 of the 22 races in 2023 as Verstappen defended his drivers’ crown.
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