Mercedes’ Toto Wolff Calls for Transparency in Investigation of Christian Horner

Toto Wolff calls for a thorough, transparent probe into Horner’s conduct, emphasizing F1’s commitment to inclusion and fairness.

Red Bull GmbH, the parent company of the racing team, is currently investigating Christian Horner, following allegations of “inappropriate behaviour” made by a female colleague.

The 50-year-old team principal of Red Bull Racing vehemently refutes these claims and continues to serve in his leadership position.

Horner is currently in Bahrain to attend the three-day pre-season testing this week, in preparation for the first race of the season, which will also take place in the Gulf Kingdom on March 2.

He has expressed his firm intention to remain in his role for the commencement of the new racing season.

Toto Wolff was unequivocal in his response when questioned about the allegations during the lunch break on the inaugural day of testing.

“Formula One and the teams stand for inclusion, equality, fairness and diversity, and that is not only about talking about it, but living it day in, day out. These are just standards we set ourselves,” said Wolff.

“We are a global sport and one of the most important sport platforms in the world and role models, too.

“But having said that, there is a lot of speculation that has been happening over the past weeks, and lots of things that are going on.

“What is important at that stage is for a process with rigour. I think what Red Bull has started as an independent investigation, if this is done in the right way, with transparency, that is something we need to look at.

“What the outcomes are, what it means for Formula One, and how we can learn from that because we want to talk about racing cars, and we want to talk about the sport, rather than these very, very critical topics that are more than just a team issue.

“It is phenomenon, and an issue for all of Formula One, and every individual that works out there.”