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Horner responds to leak as Hamilton shocked by Mercedes pace - RacingNews365 Review

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Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner is adamant he remains "fully focused" on the season ahead following an alleged leak of evidence from the Red Bull investigation into him to members of the F1 community.

READ MORE: Horner defiant after anonymous leak

Alleged Horner messages leaked to F1 bosses and media

Details of alleged WhatsApp conversations between Christian Horner and the woman it is understood filed a complaint against the Red Bull Team Principal and CEO have emerged via an anonymous email sent to numerous high-profile F1 individuals and members of the media.

The email, from a source describing themselves as 'Anonymous Reporter', contains 79 files, almost entirely of screenshots of chats that took place via the social media channel over what appears to be a period of several months.

READ MORE: Alleged Horner messages leaked to F1 bosses and media

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Hamilton shocked at Mercedes practice pace

Lewis Hamilton has conceded it is a "shock" for Mercedes to have topped the timesheets on the first day of the Bahrain Grand Prix but insisted the new W15 "feels like a race car".

The seven-time World Champion led a Mercedes one-two in the more representative FP2 session to set up a pole position charge in the first qualifying session of the season.

READ MORE: Hamilton shocked at Mercedes practice pace

Marko addresses Red Bull's tame practice pace

Helmut Marko has brushed off concerns that Red Bull is on the backfoot after free practice in Bahrain.

Max Verstappen ended both practice outings in sixth place with Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton jumping to the top of the timesheet in FP2, half a second ahead of Verstappen.

READ MORE: Marko addresses Red Bull's tame practice pace

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Wolff criticises 'basic' Red Bull Horner statement

Toto Wolff has labelled Red Bull's statement clearing Christian Horner of inappropriate behaviour as "basic, vague and opaque."

On Wednesday, the Red Bull Team Principal and CEO was cleared by parent company Red Bull GmbH after a lengthy investigation into alleged inappropriate behaviour by a female member of staff at the team.

READ MORE: Wolff criticises 'basic' Red Bull Horner statement

Vasseur reveals 'clear' stance over Red Bull F1 controversy

Ferrari Team Principal Fred Vasseur has backed Red Bull and RB over the controversy surrounding team ownership and collaboration in F1.

McLaren CEO Zak Brown has led the discussion against the close ties between the two outfits on the F1 grid, the American disgruntled by potential advantages being provided by the increased collaboration intended for this season.

READ MORE: Vasseur reveals 'clear' stance over Red Bull F1 controversy

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