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Christian Horner, the Red Bull staff principal, is on his method to Bahrain with a call anticipated later right this moment over allegations by a feminine worker about his conduct.

Horner, who is because of land in Bahrain, might arrive to seek out he’s out of a job or he might be cleared to proceed earlier than Saturday’s season-opening Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix.

An announcement from Red Bull’s Salzburg-based Austrian father or mother firm is anticipated earlier than the race at Sakhir.

The undeniable fact that Horner is flying to the Kingdom just isn’t essentially an indication that he has been cleared. Nor is the truth that he’s arriving in Bahrain after Wednesday’s media actions have taken place an indication that he’s avoiding paddock commitments.

Team principals should not usually put up for media on the primary day of a race weekend, and Horner usually arrives at flyaways on the day of opening observe.

An investigation into the game’s longest serving principal, and husband of former Spice Girls singer Geri Halliwell, has been ongoing since January though particulars solely emerged publicly on February 5.

Horner declined to remark final week when requested concerning the investigation into his alleged inappropriate behaviour. But rival staff principals have continued to pile on the strain. McLaren’s Zak Brown adopted the lead of Mercedes’ Toto Wolff, describing the allegations as “extremely serious” and calling for “transparency” within the dealing with of the investigation.

Brown added that there wanted to be a swift decision, saying: “These aren’t the headlines F1 needs.”

The investigation has forged a cloud over the staff’s preparations for the brand new season.

Horner has stated he hoped for a decision “as soon as possible” whereas world champion Max Verstappen stated his rivals have been utilizing the controversy as a method to destabilise Red Bull.

Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko has defended the size of time it’s taking to conclude the corporate’s investigation.

Horner stated he was “confident” he would clear his identify when the allegations first got here to gentle and stated: “I absolutely deny any of the allegations that have been made.”

He confronted an eight-hour grilling from a barrister as a part of the investigation, which centres round alleged ‘controlling’ behaviour on the a part of Horner, 50.

Horner and his staff celebrated essentially the most dominant season in Formula One historical past final yr, with Red Bull profitable 21 of twenty-two races, and can begin the brand new season with Dutch driver Verstappen chasing a fourth successive title.