Ford Urges Red Bull to Resolve Horner Investigation

Ford CEO Jim Farley has communicated his frustration to Red Bull regarding the handling of an investigation involving Christan Horner.

The American automotive giant is poised to collaborate with Red Bull Powertrains in 2026, coinciding with the implementation of new technical regulations.

Earlier this month, it surfaced that Horner was under scrutiny following allegations made by a colleague against the Red Bull Team Principal.

Despite accusations of sexual misconduct, Horner has vehemently denied any wrongdoing.

According to The Associated Press, Ford has dispatched a letter to Red Bull expressing Farley’s “increasing frustration” over the lack of resolution in the matter.

“As we have indicated previously, without satisfactory response, Ford’s values are non-negotiable,” In the letter, Farley expressed.

“It is imperative that our racing partners share and demonstrate a genuine commitment to those same values. My team and I are available at any time to discuss this matter. We remain insistent on and hopeful, for a resolution we can all stand behind.”

He added: “We are likewise frustrated by the lack of full transparency surrounding this matter with us, your corporate partners, and look forward to receiving a complete account of all findings.”

Horner attended the RB20 car launch and was seen in the F1 paddock earlier this week during pre-season testing, where he opted not to address the situation.

Formula One Management, the commercial rights holder of the sport, along with F1’s governing body, the FIA, both made similar appeals to Ford, urging for a prompt resolution to the investigation.