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Coulthard saw overreaction to Horner investigation

Coulthard calls for calm after 'overreaction' to Horner's investigation

10 February at 17:00

David Coulthard believes there has been an overreaction to Red Bull Racing's investigation into Christian Horner over alleged transgressive behaviour. The former Formula One driver stressed that the team principal should first be allowed to tell his side of the story before calling for a suspension or dismissal.

Coulthard is a long-time Red Bull ambassador and drove for Red Bull Racing in the early days of the F1 team, from 2005 until his retirement in 2008. He is reluctant to discuss the situation while warning of the "overreaction" he has seen so far.

Coulthard: 'Overreaction' to Horner investigation

"I’ve seen all sorts of overreaction on social media, you know, people calling for Christian to resign and for him to be suspended, all of these sorts of things," he said in the Formula for Success podcast. "But, as always, everybody deserves their moment to be able to explain their position."

That happened on Friday, when a lengthy conversation took place between Horner and the independent lawyer appointed by Red Bull for the investigation. "I don’t know about the other party involved. So, maybe by next week, we’ll have some clarity on that particular situation," he added.

Eddie Jordan agreed. "I endorse what you’ve just said. That’s the basic rule, isn’t it? Until proven guilty, the case is absolutely sub judice," said the former F1 team owner.