Walter Hayes Memorial Lecture 2020

Christian Horner’s motorsport career began as a young racer before he formed the Arden International race team in 1997. Three consecutive International Formula 3000 team championships and two Drivers’ titles marked Christian as a highly capable motorsport manager. These achievements caught the attention of Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz, who appointed Christian as Team Principal of Red Bull Racing in 2005. At the age of 31, Christian became Formula One’s youngest Team Principal. He went on to build a strong team, which claimed its first win and 1-2 finish at the 2009 Chinese Grand Prix. Second place in the 2009 Constructors' Championship led to a period of dominance between 2010-2013 when the Team won four Constructors’ and Drivers’ championships succession. Red Bull remains one of just four teams in the history of F1 to have scored four Consecutive Constructors’ titles. Following a 14 year tenure, Christian is one of the longest serving Team Principals in the current F1 paddock, leading a team of over 800 highly skilled employees. In 2018 Christian led Aston Martin Red Bull Racing to finish third in the Constructors’ Championship. Overall, the Team has achieved 59 race victories, won eight world championships and remains highly motivated to fight and reclaim its position at the top.

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Christian Horner