Christian Horner revealed that he had no regrets regarding his infamous marshal comments that landed him in trouble.
Horner raged at his team getting a penalty from the FIA, and launched into a rant at the decision. In the process, he insulted a race marshal, calling him a “rogue” and accusing him of not doing his job properly.
This did not sit well with the FIA, who sent a sharp formal warning to him regarding his inappropriate behaviour. He was also asked to participate in the 2022 FIA International Stewards Programme. His actions also earned him the wrath of fans, who slammed him for overreacting unnecessarily.
Horner revealed that he had no regrets regarding his marshal comments, and said that he always says things as they are.
As quoted by the Mirror, when asked if he regretted his actions in Qatar, he replied: “Not at all, I believe in my team.
“I’m a straight-talker and have always conducted myself in that manner.
“I’m not an overly-emotional person, I don’t rant at camera and I think the way I have conducted myself, I have no issues with it and would do exactly the same.”
On-track fights, please
This season has seen a lot of off-track feuds in addition to racing on the track. Horner has been leading his team’s political war effort against their rivals, but even he has grown tired of it.
The team boss hopes that the next two races will see only hard racing and not wars of words taking centre stage.
“We want a fair fight,” he continued.
“It shouldn’t be done in a stewards room or court of appeal. It needs to be done on track. There is too much at stake. We just want to make sure the playing field is level.”