Horner gets punishment for controversial statements made at Qatar GP

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has been punished for his controversial Qatar GP statements, with him set to attend a seminar.

Horner left a bad taste in everyone’s mouth when he verbally attacked a race marshal. His driver Max Verstappen ignored double yellow flags during qualifying and ended up getting a penalty for his actions.

The Red Bull Team Principal was left fuming and proceeded to launch a rant at the FIA. He called out the marshal who waved the flag and proceeded to insult and disrespect him.

“It looks like a complete balls-up,” the Red Bull team boss had told Sky F1.

“I think it’s just a rogue marshal that stuck a flag out and he hasn’t been instructed to by the FIA. They’ve got to have control of their marshals. It’s as simple as that.”

Horner has now been punished for his controversial Qatar GP statements, and has been summoned to attend a seminar as part of his disciplinary action.

After the race at the Losail International Circuit, Race Director Michael Masi reported Horner to the stewards after hearing his distasteful comments.

Horner (pictured) is set to be disciplined. Source: RN365

“I was advised of them and referred Christian,” Masi told RacingNews365.com during his post-race briefing.

“Christian was very apologetic for his comments and as part of that obviously the stewards’ decision was very straightforward.”


Horner quickly apologised for his scathing insults, on Sky Sports, and was forgiven after being handed a warning.

“The stewards explained that the marshal concerned was doing his job in precisely the manner prescribed in the International Sporting Code,” read a statement from the stewards after the hearing.

“Mr. Horner offered to apologise to the marshal concerned and to explain to the media that he meant no offence. 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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