Christian Horner

  • Sebastian Vettel is worn out, says Red Bull chief Christian Horner August 12, 2014

    Sebastian Vettel is "worn out" after winning four consecutive world drivers' titles to enable Red Bull to reign supreme in Formula One, according to his team chief Christian Horner. Briton Horner said that exhaustion was a part of the explanation for the 27-year-old German's loss of form in a season dominated...
  • Red Bull start party early as Austria awaits June 10, 2014

    Formula One will return to Austria for the first time in 11 years this month but hosts Red Bull got the party rolling early when Daniel Ricciardo claimed the team's first win of the season in Canada on Sunday. Until Montreal it had seemed almost inevitable that dominant Mercedes and their...
  • Tough climb but Red Bull can reach summit, says Horner June 6, 2014

    Struggling Red Bull have a hard mountain to climb but they can still reach the Formula One summit again this year and claim a fifth straight drivers' crown, team principal Christian Horner said on Thursday. While Mercedes have dominated the season with six wins from six races, Horner and his four...
  • Adrian Newey says he is staying at Red Bull May 22, 2014

    Monaco: Red Bull technical head Adrian Newey has moved to quash speculation that he could be tempted by a big money bid from Formula One rivals Ferrari. "I remain committed to Red Bull for the foreseeable future," the 55-year-old Briton said in a statement at the Monaco Grand Prix. Newey is the...
  • Is Geri Halliwell dating Formula One team owner Christian Horner? April 1, 2014

    London: Former Spice Girl member Geri Halliwell is reportedly dating Formula One team boss Christian Horner. The 41-year-old singer was pictured with Horner, 40, at racing events on various occasions, reported Daily Mirror. They first met when Geri attended the Monaco Grand Prix with British business magnate Bernie Ecclestone...
  • Red Bull have more fuel dramas at Malaysian GP March 28, 2014

    Sepang: Red Bull experienced more issues with the contentious fuel-flow sensors during practice at the Malaysian Grand Prix on Friday, raising the prospect of another showdown with Formula One officials similar to the one that resulted in the team's disqualification in Australia. Daniel Ricciardo was excluded from the results in Melbourne...
  • Red Bull seek guide on sensors at Malaysian GP March 28, 2014

    Sepang: Red Bull team principal Christian Horner says the team will talk with Formula One race director Charlie Whiting before deciding on it use of fuel sensors for this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix, following on from its disqualification in Australia. Daniel Ricciardo was disqualified in Melbourne, after finishing second, because Red...
  • Bribery case hangs over Formula One boss Ecclestone March 7, 2014

    London: A German bribery trial that opens next month in Munich will decide the fate of Bernie Ecclestone, the 83-year-old Briton who has turned Formula One into a huge global business over the last three decades. The looming trial and the damning conclusions of a British judge in a damages case...
  • 'Nothing major' wrong with RB10, says Red Bull's Christian Horner February 10, 2014

    Red Bull team principal Christian Horner is confident there are no major problems with this season's car despite its below-par performance during the first pre-season testing in Jerez last month. Red Bull, who have won the constructors' championship four years in a row, completed a dismal 21 laps in their new...
  • All bets are off, says Red Bull principal Christian Horner January 28, 2014

    No team can be considered a favourite for this year's Formula One championship because the new V6 engines create far too much uncertainty, Red Bull principal Christian Horner said on Tuesday. Red Bull have won the past four constructors' and drivers' championships but the regulations have changed dramatically since last year...
  • Montezemolo laughs off Ecclestone's Horner comment November 27, 2013

    Ferrari president Luca Di Montezemolo has dismissed as a joke the suggestion that Red Bull boss Christian Horner could replace Bernie Ecclestone as Formula One supremo. Ecclestone, 83 and facing legal challenges including a $100 million damages claim in London over a 2005 business deal, told British newspapers in Brazil last...
  • Ecclestone says Horner could succeed him: reports November 22, 2013

    Formula One Chief Executive Bernie Ecclestone has named Red Bull team boss Christian Horner as the ideal candidate to succeed him when he finally relinquishes his grip on the sport, British media reported on Friday. Ecclestone, who has built Formula One into a global money spinner over the past four decades,...
  • Horner supports Vettel's emotional celebration October 27, 2013

    Greater Noida: Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner on Sunday supported Sebastian Vettel's unusual doughnut celebration after winning the Indian Grand Prix, saying showing emotions was good for the sport. Vettel, however, was later reprimanded for not proceeding directly from the circuit and the team was fined 25,000 euros. The Red Bull...
  • Four-times champ Vettel joins greats with Indian win October 27, 2013

    Greater Noida: Germany's Sebastian Vettel roared into the record books as Formula One's youngest four-times world champion after winning the Indian Grand Prix for the third year in a row on Sunday. The 26-year-old's Red Bull team also took the constructors' world championship for the fourth successive year. "You've done it in...
  • 2014 calendar 'beyond the limit' for Formula One teams October 4, 2013

    Yeongam: Formula One's record 22 race calendar for 2014 is 'beyond the limit' for teams but looks likely to be trimmed before it becomes definitive, according to Red Bull team principal Christian Horner. Three races on the calendar released last week have asterisks against them - South Korea, New Jersey and...
  • Mark Webber had a future in Formula One, says Christian Horner September 20, 2013

    Singapore: Mark Webber could have stayed in Formula One and challenged for grand prix victories for several more years had he not "fallen out of love" with the sport, according to Red Bull team principal Christian Horner. Australian Webber, 37, announced in June he was leaving the world champions, winners of...
  • Kimi Raikkonen evasive over his plans for next season August 23, 2013

    Spa: Kimi Raikkonen is keeping his options open. The Finn has yet to commit to Lotus for next season and Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has hinted that the door is still open for him to replace Mark Webber, who is soon retiring. That would offer Red Bull a dynamic...
  • Vettel unconcerned by Webber's replacement at Red Bull: Horner August 10, 2013

    Red Bull team principal Christian Horener said the three-time world champion Sebastian Vettel is not concerned by Mark Webber's replacement. Red Bull are searching for a candidate to take Webber's seat in 2014, after the veteran announced that he will quit Formula One at the end of the season. Lotus' Kimi Raikkonen...
  • Red Bull likely to conduct Pirelli test July 13, 2013

    Red Bull are expected to conduct tyre test using their 2011 model, but won't be using 'nonedescript helmets' during the testing. Last month both Mercedes and Pirelli were reprimanded by the FIA's International Tribunal and the former was also banned for the Young Driver Test after they conducted a private...
  • Red Bull call for Formula One to revert to 2012 tyres July 1, 2013

    Silverstone, England: Formula One should revert to last year's tyres for safety reasons to prevent any repeat of Sunday's dangerous British Grand Prix blowouts, according to Red Bull principal Christian Horner. Speaking to reporters after a race in which four drivers suffered high-speed rear left tyre failures, with the rubber exploding...
  • Red Bull threaten to rebel against FIA rules June 24, 2013

    London: Red Bull are reportedly threatening to run their own private three-day test in a direct challenge to the authority of the FIA after Mercedes 'escaped' with a reprimand for their role in the 'testgate' saga. According to The Times newspaper, Red Bull - and possibly Ferrari - are considering boycotting...
  • Mercedes accuse FIA of double standards June 20, 2013

    Paris: Mercedes accused Formula One's governing body of double standards on Thursday at a tribunal that could impose stiff sanctions on their team for allegedly breaking the rules with a 'secret' tyre test. The team of 2008 world champion Lewis Hamilton - preparing for his home British grand prix next week...
  • Red Bull boss Christian Horner awarded OBE June 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Formula 1 team Red Bull's boss Christian Horner has been rewarded for his services to motorsport with the Order of British Empire (OBE). "I'm naturally shocked. It's all a bit unexpected, incredible really," Horner said. "To be in the company of men and women who have achieved such...
  • It's perfect time to extend Vettel's contract: Red Bull June 15, 2013

    Red Bull team principal Christian Horner on Saturday claimed that the deal to extend the contract of their No 1 driver Sebastian Vettel was "perfect timing". Red Bull on Tuesday confirmed the three-time World Champion Vettel had agreed to a one-year extension, end of 2015. Vettel, who is with...
  • Red Bull boss Horner slams conspiracy theories April 14, 2013

    Shanghai: Red Bull boss Christian Horner slammed Formula One conspiracy theorists on Sunday after Mark Webber's Chinese Grand Prix ended with a wheel coming off his car and a penalty for causing a collision. The Australian, barely on speaking terms with world champion team mate Sebastian Vettel after a 'team orders'...
  • Red Bull boss Horner says Vettel knows his place April 12, 2013

    Shanghai: Red Bull principal Christian Horner denied on Friday that Sebastian Vettel had weakened the boss's position at the Formula One champions by ignoring orders in Malaysia last month. "Is my leadership undermined? I don't think so," the Briton told reporters at the Chinese Grand Prix, referring to his team's three...
  • Hamilton will drive Mercedes forward, says Red Bull principal March 7, 2013

    London: Lewis Hamilton can be a driving force for Mercedes this season after their strong showing in testing, according to Red Bull principal Christian Horner. Whether the works team can be a consistent threat over the course of the 19-race Formula One championship, after being off the pace for much...
  • Red Bull director Horner earns contract extension February 1, 2013

    Dubai: Formula One's Red Bull say they have given team director Christian Horner a multiyear contract extension. The team confirmed the extension on Thursday. The team won its third straight constructors' title in 2012 and Sebastian Vettel clinched his third consecutive championship. A former junior series driver, Horner got his start running...
  • Yet to see best of Vettel: Red Bull boss November 27, 2012

    Sebastian Vettel has been backed by his Red Bull principal to get even better as a driver having become the youngest triple Formula One world champion in the season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday. Christian Horner, who also said McLaren would be weakened by Briton Lewis Hamilton's departure to Mercedes, was...
  • McLaren boss speechless after Hamilton win at US GP November 19, 2012

    Texas: The Formula One title battle between Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso will go down to the wire in Brazil after McLaren's Lewis Hamilton won the U.S. Grand Prix on Sunday. Championship leader Vettel finished second after starting his 100th career F1 race on pole position while Alonso...