Horner meets with Max Verstappen’s manager in bid to ease Red Bull tensions

The summit was held 48 hours after Verstappen’s father, Jos, said Red Bull would “explode” if Horner remained in his role as team principal. Following the race Horner said he was “absolutely confident” he would stay on as the Red Bull principal for the remainder of the season after overseeing Verstappen lead a one-two finish from teammate Sergio Pérez. But, speaking to the Daily Mail, Verstappen Sr added further fuel to the fire when he said: “There is tension here while he [Horner] remains in position. He is playing the victim, when he is the one causing the problems.” Responding to Verstappen Sr’s comments, a Red Bull Racing spokesperson said: “There are no issues here.

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