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Verstappen: Horner investigation doesn't affect me

Verstappen: Horner investigation doesn’t affect me

Verstappen: Horner investigation doesn't affect me

Max Verstappen is not stressing about the investigation around his Red Bull boss Christian Horner, insisting he is focused on himself and the Formula 1 season ahead.

Verstappen is now in Bahrain getting ready for the first race of the 2024 season while the F1 community holds its breath awaiting the result of the investigation surrounding Horner’s alleged “inappropriate behavior” towards a female colleague.

While Red Bull seem to have produced another rocket of the car this year in the form the RB20 that turned heads in pre-season testing, but the Horner news seems to be eclipsing everything else.

Facing the media in Bahrain, Verstappen was asked if the Horner situation is affecting him in any way, he responded: “It doesn’t. I’m very focused on just the performance of the car and myself. Hopefully it will be resolved very soon.

“It’s a whole team effort that everyone has to stick together and work to more success, so that’s why it’s important to get everything resolved very soon,” the triple F1 Champion added.

As for the performance of the RB20 compared to the rivals, the Red Bull ace said: “Time will tell if the others are fast or not or if we are fast enough. Bahrain is one particular track and there are lots of different tracks on the calendar where we have to perform.

“In general, it’s better not to think about it. Wake up, get to the track, see the result – if it’s good or bad, it’s not going to change anything. That’s how I approach it,” Verstappen concluded.

Verstappen won 19 races in 2023 on his way to his third F1 Title and will be gunning for his fourth consecutive Drivers’ Crown, and while he seems to have to car to do so, the fate of Horner might throw a spanner in the works of the reigning Champions’ team.