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Woman At Center Of Christian Horner F1 Scandal Plans To Appeal Ruling That Cleared Him

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According to the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, the first to break the story, the Red Bull employee accusing Christian Horner of inappropriate behavior will appeal the decision of the first internal investigation, which cleared the Formula 1 team boss.

While things had calmed down since the conclusion of the second Grand Prix of the season in Jeddah last Saturday, the Christian Horner affair could be back in full swing. The Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf announced on Friday that the employee accusing the Red Bull team boss of inappropriate behavior will appeal against the initial decision taken by the Austrian company’s parent company. The latter had launched an investigation via a law firm, which issued a short press release announcing that Horner had been cleared of the accusations made against him. This minimal communication and lack of transparency irritated the paddock—particularly Toto Wolff and Zak Brown, the bosses of Mercedes and McLaren.

Internal war reignited?

According to De Telegraaf, the employee has also changed lawyers since the end of the first investigation. She was suspended by Red Bull a week ago and therefore wants the whole investigation to be revisited. This announcement could totally revive the internal war at Red Bull, where the power struggles between Horner on the one hand, and Helmut Marko and Jos Verstappen on the other, are more visible than ever. Rumors of Max Verstappen’s move to Mercedes—his father is said to have held talks with Wolff in the paddock—could also set the Formula 1 world alight once again, as the team embarks on its longest trip of the season to Australia. 

This post is originally from L’Équipe