Horner receives a verdict from the F1 stewards

After investigating Red Bull’s Christian Horner for a violation of the International Sporting Code, the stewards in Qatar have reached a decision.

The Qatar Grand Prix race stewards have issued a formal warning following an investigation into Red Bull team boss Christian Horner.

Horner was summoned before the stewards for making incendiary comments alleging that a “rogue marshal” had shown Max Verstappen the double waved yellow flags on his final flying lap in qualifying. Verstappen was demoted five places on the starting grid as a result of the grid penalty.

Horner apologized to the stewards and issued a public apology for his comments.

“The stewards heard from the Team Principal (Christian Horner),” read a statement from the stewards after the investigation. “He explained that his reaction was one that was made under the pressure of competition following the penalty imposed on the driver of Car 33 [Verstappen].

“The stewards explained that the marshal concerned was doing his job in precisely the manner prescribed in the International Sporting Code.

“Mr. Horner offered to apologise to the marshal concerned and to explain to the media that he meant no offense. He also offered to participate in the 2022 FIA International Stewards Programme in early February.

“The stewards unreservedly accept Mr. Horner’s offer.”

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