Red Bull’s F1 Boss Christian Horner to Attend a Commissioner’s Seminar After Qatar GP Incident

Published 11/22/2021, 5:34 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


The FIA summoned Red Bull boss Christian Horner for his indecent remarks towards a volunteer marshal after the Qatar Grand Prix. It was an unusual scenario when a team principal was called by the Stewards instead of a driver.

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Notably, Red Bull star Max Verstappen got a 5-place grid penalty following the transgression during Q3 in Losail Circuit. The Dutchman gained five positions to finish P2 during the main race muddling through the midfield. Nevertheless, Horner is of the opinion that if not for that penalty, Verstappen would have been a frontrunner for the first position alongside Hamilton.

Christian Horner to attend a commissioner’s course  in February 2022

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In an interview, talking about the yellow flag incident, Horner called the volunteer Marshal “Rogue”. This triggered immediate reactions from the Stewards. However, Horner has apologized for the incident publicly. Moreover, he has also agreed to take part in the commissioner’s course organized by the FIA in February.

“Some comments were made hot, immediately after Max’s penalty. I want to clarify that the marshals do a wonderful job,” told The Milton Keynes Team Boss to Sky. “They are volunteers who do an important job. And my frustration that emerged before the race is not. it was against the commissioners, but for the circumstance,” he added.

He apologized to the concerned marshal for the offensive comments.

Race Director Michael Masi did not approve of these comments.

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Formula One F1 – Mexico City Grand Prix – Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City, Mexico – November 5, 2021 Red Bull team principal Christian Horner during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS

F1 Race Director was not pleased with the comments Horner made and he referred the matter to the Stewards. “I think you should not attack any person, and particularly when we have thousands of volunteer marshals around the world that give up a huge amount of time globally,” he said as reported by Motorsport.

Masi stressed that the marshal concerned was “doing the best in their view, he or she, acting in the best interests of keeping everyone safe on the track. And I don’t think anyone should be criticized for acting upon their instincts.

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He further told about Horner’s conduct in the Stewards room and future course of action. “Obviously the steward’s decision was very straightforward, that Christian was very apologetic and didn’t mean to offend anyone, and Christian to his credit has volunteered to come and be a part of the stewards’ seminar in 2022,” said Masi as reported by Motorsport.

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Rituraj Tripathi

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Rituraj Tripathi is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. A true lover of speed, he is big fan of Lewis Hamilton and finds a future world champion in Lando Norris. Rituraj eagerly looks forward to the paddock moving to the Circuit de Monaco, and he finds Portier corner as the most exciting part of the track.

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