Christian Horner on the offers he rejected

“As the second youngest team principal in Formula 1, I’ve still got a few years left in me."

by Sead Dedovic
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Christian Horner on the offers he rejected
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Christian Horner, team principal of Red Bull, has done great things with the Austrian team. In an interview with the media, Horner emphasized that he received many offers, which he refused. He has always remained loyal to Red Bull and believed in the philosophy of this team.

“I’ve had offers coming in in the past to get involved in other sports or in other entities but at heart I’m a racer,” Horner told Sky Sports. “I love what I do and I have a commitment and responsibility for the team having been there since the beginning.”

Horner believes that he can still give a lot to this team, given that he is relatively young. He is motivated like never before. Red Bull Powertrains is something that particularly makes him happy and motivates him.

“As the second youngest team principal in Formula 1, I’ve still got a few years left in me and my motivation is still sky high.

With Red Bull Powertrains coming in 2026, it is by far the biggest challenge that I’ll have in my time in Formula 1 so it still motivates me to get out of bed every day and I’m excited every day that I go to work.”

Drive to Survive

Drive to Survive was a great promotion for everyone within F1. Christian Horner emphasized that he was popular before, but after Drive to Survive his popularity skyrocketed. He is happy to have the opportunity to be part of such a great team and project.

“It’s changed my life significantly. I used to be very recognised within a Formula 1 paddock now I’m recognised in a whole host of places.

It used to be my wife at immigration that would get stopped as we’re going into the US but now people say ‘oh, you’re the guy out of Drive to Survive?’

So it is different but it’s fantastic. It’s always great to meet the fans and meet people who are so interested in Formula 1.”

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