Jos Verstappen Responds to Horner’s Remarks: Chooses Silence

The drama surrounding Red Bull Racing and team boss Christian Horner continues, with Jos Verstappen making explosive statements about the team’s future with Horner and a rumored meeting between Max Verstappen and FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem discussing Horner’s support.


‣ The investigation into Red Bull Racing team boss Christian Horner has concluded, but the controversy surrounding his position continues, highlighted by Jos Verstappen’s explosive statements suggesting the team could “explode” if Horner remains in charge.

‣ Jos Verstappen and Christian Horner had a heated argument after qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix, which was caught on video by Sky Sports Italy, leading to Verstappen stating that the F1 team could fall apart under Horner’s leadership.

‣ Jos Verstappen has chosen to remain cautious in his recent statements, emphasizing the importance of his son Max having a good car and team around him, and avoiding further comments on the situation with Horner.

‣ Rumors have emerged about a private meeting between FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem and Max Verstappen, where Verstappen was allegedly asked to publicly support Horner, which he did only partially, praising Horner’s performance as a team boss.

The drama around Red Bull Racing and Christian Horner? Far from over. Sunday brought a new twist with Jos Verstappen’s bombshell claims. He’s convinced that Red Bull could implode if Horner remains at the helm. His words to The Times? Just the tip of the iceberg.

Jos Verstappen’s take on Horner’s future? It’s complicated. Post-Bahrain Grand Prix, things got heated between him and Horner. Sky Sports Italy caught it all on tape. Despite a later handshake, the air remained charged. Verstappen’s stance was clear to the BBC: Red Bull’s unity is at risk with Horner in charge. His latest comments to The Times treaded more carefully, emphasizing Max’s need for a stable team. Yet, he dodged questions about speaking for his son, asserting his independence from Red Bull’s influence.

Then, there’s the FIA President, Mohammed Ben Sulayem. De Telegraaf stirred the pot with rumors of a secret meeting with Max Verstappen. The alleged request? A public endorsement of Horner. Verstappen’s response was lukewarm at best, praising Horner’s leadership but leaving room for interpretation.

In the midst of this, one thing’s clear: the Red Bull saga is far from over. With every statement and rumor, the plot thickens, leaving fans and insiders alike wondering what’s next.

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
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