The System 1 group is investigating an allegation of “inappropriate behaviour” towards its group principal.
Purple Bull is investigating a criticism of alleged “inappropriate behaviour” towards its System 1 group boss Christian Horner, the Austrian vitality drink firm mentioned in a press release with out giving any particulars concerning the allegations.
The Brit presided over probably the most dominant season in System 1 historical past final 12 months with Max Verstappen taking his third title in a row and the group profitable 21 of twenty-two races.
“After being knowledgeable of sure latest allegations, the corporate has launched an impartial investigation,” Purple Bull mentioned on Monday.
“This course of, which is already underway, is carried out by an exterior specialist lawyer. The corporate takes these issues extraordinarily severely and the investigation will probably be accomplished as quickly as attainable.
“It might not be acceptable to remark additional at the moment.”
The Instances newspaper reported that Horner, 50, had been accused of inappropriate habits by a feminine colleague, who complained to the group's administration firm.
There was no remark from the group, however Horner, who’s married to former Spice Women singer Geri Halliwell, instructed Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf that he denies the allegations.
Horner oversaw seven drivers' world championships and 6 constructors' titles.
Purple Bull will launch its newest automotive on February 15 forward of the brand new season, which begins in Bahrain on March 2.