Red Bull United: Horner Dispels Rumors of Disunity After Saudi Grand Prix Victory

Christian Horner, the Red Bull team principal, dismissed any speculation of internal discord among his world championship-winning team following Max Verstappen’s lead over Sergio Perez in a dominant one-two finish at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix on Saturday, March 9. Addressing inquiries amid ongoing rumors and allegations of tension within the team, Horner highlighted the critical contributions of all 1,400 team members to their collective achievements.

However, he carefully sidestepped detailed commentary on recent conflicts, including rumors that senior advisor Helmut Marko was on the brink of suspension prior to a crucial pre-race meeting at the circuit, after which Marko confirmed his continued involvement with the team.

Max Verstappen, a three-time world champion, expressed on Friday his potential departure from Red Bull should they sever ties with his longtime mentor, Marko. Horner, addressing concerns about a supposed internal battle for leadership, stressed the unity and collective strength of the team. He underscored that the team’s success is a result of the contributions from every member, from the ground up, dismissing the notion that any individual could be greater than the team itself.