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Max Verstappen Offers Insights Into Relationship With Christian Horner Amid Ongoing Investigation

Following allegations of misconduct against Red Bull team principal Christian Horner, Max Verstappen has addressed the speculation surrounding their relationship, asserting that it remains unchanged. Verstappen’s comments provide clarity amidst ongoing scrutiny surrounding Horner’s conduct, shedding light on the atmosphere within the team.

Key Takeaways:

  • Max Verstappen reaffirms his longstanding relationship with Christian Horner amid ongoing investigations into the team principal’s conduct.
  • Verstappen emphasizes his commitment to preparing for the 2024 season despite external distractions, highlighting his focus on training and discussions with engineers.
  • Praising Red Bull’s dedication to innovation, Verstappen commends the team’s efforts to push boundaries with the development of the RB20.

In the wake of allegations against Red Bull team principal Christian Horner, reigning champion Max Verstappen has addressed the media, providing insights into his relationship with Horner amidst ongoing investigations. Speculation had swirled regarding potential tensions between Verstappen and Horner, but the Dutch driver was quick to dispel such notions.

Verstappen’s response to questions about his rapport with Horner was unequivocal:

“Same as always, I can tell you that.

“I don’t know who likes to write these kinds of things. Me and Christian is like always.”

Verstappen’s comments offer a glimpse into the stability of his relationship with Horner, reinforcing a sense of continuity within the Red Bull camp despite external scrutiny. Amid preparations for the 2024 season, Verstappen emphasized his dedication to training and collaboration with the team’s engineers, underlining his commitment to on-track success.

“From my side, I am very focused to get ready, to be fit, to be ready to drive the car.

“Discussing things with the engineers, what you want to do.

“Plus my life is not only Formula 1. I prefer not to think about F1 too much outside of my scheduled training.

“There are a lot of things going on in the background for me and also what I want to do in the future. Also from the virtual side of things that I’m working on, so I’m busy enough.”

Verstappen’s dedication to both physical and mental preparation underscores his determination to excel in the upcoming season despite distractions off the track. Furthermore, he expressed optimism about Red Bull’s prospects, lauding the team’s ambitious approach to car development.

“I saw the drawings in Abu Dhabi, the last race of the season and I was like ‘wow, that’s quite different in a way and definitely conservative’ let’s say like that.

“I think what I like about the team is that we had a great package but they took the chance to really go all out I would say. Try to make it better. Of course time will tell if it’s really, really good but from what I see within the team, everyone is just happy with what they have achieved.”

Verstappen’s remarks highlight the collaborative spirit within Red Bull Racing as they strive for continued success on the Formula One circuit. As the investigation into Christian Horner’s conduct unfolds, Verstappen’s unwavering focus on performance serves as a testament to his professionalism amidst external pressures.

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