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Horner saga to feature on the next Drive to Survive

Horner saga to feature on next Drive to Survive season

Horner saga to feature on the next Drive to Survive

Christian Horner’s “inappropriate behavior” scandal will feature on the upcoming season of the Netflix docu-series Drive to Survive.

That is the claim of the Executive Producer of Drive to Survive James Gay-Rees who was asked about the ongoing controversy of that involves the Red Bull Racing boss and a female employee.

Since the story broke out and following Horner’s vindication by Red Bull GmbH, the energy drinks company that owns the team, there has been a series of dramatic events starting with the leaking of alleged texts between Horner and the employee, following by the suspension of the latter from her job, after which she decided to appeal Red Bull’s decision and is planning further action.

Speaking to The Telegraph, Gay-Rees confirmed the Horner fiasco will be included in the seventh season of Drive to Survive which will cover the 2024 Formula 1 season.

He said: “It will have to be referenced in some capacity, yeah. And they will all want it to be told in a particular way, so it’s about treading that line to keep everybody happy, and to keep Netflix happy, and us – so we can sleep at night with the decisions we’ve made.

“You have to have balance,” the producer insisted. ‘I think Horner is looking OK for the time being, but it doesn’t feel like it’s done yet. It will all depend on how it plays out.

“I don’t know what he got up to – and I genuinely don’t have an opinion on it, but he’s been through it and you wouldn’t wish that on anybody.”

Gay-Rees spoke to Horner about the matter and revealed what the Red Bull Racing Team Principal and CEO told him.

“Yeah, that’s what Christian said to me: ‘This is all your fault,” the Drive to Survive boss added.

Aside from Horner’s debacle, the 2024 F1 season is definitely going to offer plenty of controversy as well as thrilling stories which will have Gay-Rees and his team rubbing their hands with glee at the prospect of featuring Lewis Hamilton’s final season with Mercedes, Carlos Sainz’ final Ferrari season, Susie and Toto Wolff’s ongoing face off with the FIA, and many other stories.