Horner: Who cares about a Sprint Championship?

Horner awarded a CBE by King Charles III

Horner: Who cares about a Sprint Championship?

Red Bull Racing boss Christian Horner has been appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by King Charles III in the 2024 honours list.

This is the second Horner is honoured by the British Monarchy, as he was awarded an OBE (Officer of the British Empire) following Red Bull’s four-year run of success between 2010 and 2013 when the team won the Formula 1 Title double with Sebastian Vettel spearheading their charge at the time.

Now, with Red Bull on another run of dominance starting from Max Verstappen’s maiden F1 Title in 2021, the Milton Keynes squad has won two F1 Title doubles in 2022 and 2023 consecutively both in commanding fashion, despite their 2023 campaign being especially dominant.

Red Bull said in a statement: “Oracle Red Bull Racing Team Principal and CEO Christian Horner has been awarded a CBE in King Charles III’s 2024 New Year Honours List, for his services to motorsport.

“Appointed an Officer of the British Empire in 2013, following the Team four consecutive double Formula One World Championship title wins, this latest honour elevates Christian to the status of Commander of the Order of the British Empire and again recognises his achievements in F1 and the wider motorsport industry,” the statement explained.

Horner, commented on his award in the team statement, he said: “It was an unexpected distinction a decade ago to be presented with an OBE and to receive this second award, a CBE, is one for which I am hugely grateful and deeply honoured.

“It is a great privilege to lead and work alongside such a phenomenal Team as Oracle Red Bull Racing and also to work in an industry that contributes so much to the United Kingdom’s economy.

“I am enormously proud of what we have achieved with Red Bull in Formu and in the wider high technology arena and I am hugely honoured to be recognised for that effort,” the Briton concluded.

Horner became the boss of Red Bull Racing back in 2005, hired by the late Red Bull boss and founder, Dietrich Mateschitz to lead the energy drinks’ company’s F1 project since its inception.

At the age of 31, Horner became the youngest ever F1 Team Principal and has lead the team to 113 wins, 95 pole positions, and 264 podiums.

The team has amassed six F1 Constructors’ Championships (2010-2011-2012-2013, 2022-2023) as well as seven drivers crowns, four with Vettel (2010-2011-2012-2013) and three with Verstappen (2021-2022-2023).