Toto Wolff is hoping for a transparent and an investigation process with rigour in the case of Christian Horner which is important for F1.

The Red Bull and Horner matter is continuing on behind the scenes. Having been alleged by a female employee of coercive behaviour, the Brit faced an independent barrister in London, the details and or the subsequent outcome of which is awaited.

Meanwhile, Horner not only was present at the launch event but is also in Bahrain for the pre-season F1 test. Amid the chatter, Mercedes’ Wolff is hoping for a transparent investigation into the matter considering it involves a senior figure.

Even though the sport is about racing, Wolff reckons such matters is equally important for individuals working. “I think it’s clear, F1, and what the teams do, we stand for inclusion, equality, fairness, diversity,” he said in Bahrain’s pre-season press conference. “And it’s not only about talking about it, but living it day in, day out.

“And I think this is the standard that we’re setting ourselves. We are a global sport, one of the most important sports platform in the world. And we’re role models. But having said that, there is a lot of speculation that’s been happening over the last weeks, speculation that we have heard of. And lots of things that are going on.

“I think what’s important at that stage, for process with rigour, I think what Red Bull has started as an independent investigation, if this is done in the right way, with transparency, and with that rigour, I think that’s something that we need to look at, what the outcomes are, and what it means for F1, and how we can learn from that.

“Because we want to talk about racing cars. And we want to talk about the sport, rather than these kinds of very, very critical topics that are more than just the team’s issue. It’s a phenomenon, or it’s an issue for all F1. And in general, for every individual that works out there,” summed up Wolff.

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