Christian Horner saga ‘damaging the sport’ as FIA president breaks silence

Christian Horner saga 'damaging the sport' as FIA president breaks silence

“It is the beginning of the season. F1 is becoming so popular,” he added. “We just need to enjoy the beginning of the season. Look at the competition. Why do we overshadow it with negativity?”

Horner, who has strenuously denied the allegations from the start, issued his own statement after a Google Drive folder, including alleged messages and photos from the Red Bull chief, was sent to key F1 figures – including Ben Sulayem.

“I won’t comment on anonymous speculation, but to reiterate, I have always denied the allegations,” said Horner. “I respected the integrity of the independent investigation and fully cooperated with it every step of the way.

“It was a thorough and fair investigation conducted by an independent specialist barrister and it has concluded, dismissing the complaint made.”