Marko Sheds Light on New F1 Contract for Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner

Published 12/22/2021, 6:37 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – May 20, 2021 Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner in the FIA Press Conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES


Christian Horner has been with Red Bull ever since it made the debut at Australian Grand Prix in 2005. Evidently, the Brit has been successful in his tenure as he helped the team win multiple drivers and constructors’ championships.

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Now, it seems like the Red Bull team principal is set to get a five-year contract extension. In his recent interview, Red Bull advisor, Dr. Helmut Marko praised Horner and also discussed the new deal.

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Christian Horner set to stay on the F1 grid till 2026

Horner is one of the driving forces in Red Bull, and now having helped Max Verstappen pick up the driver’s championship in 2021, he is set to get a new deal with the Milton-Keynes-based outfit.

As quoted by Motorsport.com, Marko said, “He is a charismatic team boss who, by the way – already before you to [Max] – was working on his contract extension until 2026. We want to have stability for the whole team, or at least in the key positions, for the transition years until the new engine regulations come in.” and the new chassis rules are in effect.”

Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 24, 2021 Red Bull team principal Christian Horner during the press conference FIA/Handout via

“That works very well. Christian is the team principal, he is in the public eye and I am a bit more in the background. But we coordinate everything well, set the lines together for the team and for the staff. In political matters we talk also usually the same language. I think the success shows us right away,” he explained. (Translated from Turkish via Google)

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What about Verstappen’s extension?

The Dutch driver is a Red Bull prodigy, and after winning his first F1 title is hoping to see his future with the Raging Bulls. Marko opened up about Max’s contract, but agreed that they haven’t reached an agreement as of now. He said, “These words have not yet reached his own management. But we are currently discussing that.”

Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 12, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates winning the race and the world championship with the Netherlands flag on the podium REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

What are your predictions for Max in 2022? Can he hold on to his title for another year? Let us know in the comments below.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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