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F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali and FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem met in Bahrain to discuss the ongoing situation surrounding Red Bull team principal Christian Horner.

The matter has become a high priority for the two most senior figures in F1 following the emergence of an email leaked on Thursday containing 79 files predominantly of alleged WhatsApp conversations between Horner and the woman understood to have made a complaint of 'inappropriate behaviour' against the 50-year-old.

READ MORE: F1 and FIA bosses to meet to discuss Horner investigation

Wolff jumps to defence of Red Bull amid RB controversy

Mercedes Team Principal Toto Wolff has stated that Formula 1 owes Red Bull a lot amid controversy over its ownership of two squads.

Over the last several weeks there has been unrest over Red Bull's closer ties with sister team RB, with McLaren CEO Zak Brown being particularly vocal over his dissatisfaction toward the collaboration.

READ MORE: Wolff jumps to defence of Red Bull amid RB controversy

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Verstappen pulls lap out of the bag for stunning Bahrain GP pole

Max Verstappen secured the first pole position of the new F1 season in qualifying at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

The Dutchman set a benchmark time of a 1:29.179 to finish 0.228 secs faster than Ferrari's Charles Leclerc, with Mercedes driver George Russell third.

READ MORE: Verstappen pulls lap out of the bag for stunning Bahrain GP pole

European race rotation from 2026 hinted by Domenicali

Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali has hinted at some European races possibly being rotated on the calendar from 2026 onwards.

Europe used to be the hub for F1 races, but there has been a steady increase in both the number of races and those outside Europe in recent years.

READ MORE: European race rotation from 2026 hinted by Domenicali

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Horner could face potential FIA disrepute charge

The FIA could turn to its International Sporting Code in a bid to seek transparency following an investigation into inappropriate behaviour against Red Bull team principal Christian Horner.

On Friday, Horner met with FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem and F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali to discuss the crisis situation that has engulfed him over the past few weeks, and in particular, the past few days.

READ MORE: Horner could face potential FIA disrepute charge

How Verstappen and Red Bull misled rivals in Bahrain

If you look at the results of the second free practice, you would think that Max Verstappen did not have a successful day in Bahrain.

The Dutchman only took sixth place in FP2, and was half a second slower than Lewis Hamilton, and that was secretly a small surprise, given that the competition was already proclaiming Verstappen World Champion after testing.

READ MORE: How Verstappen and Red Bull misled rivals in Bahrain

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