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Horner given OBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Red Bull boss recognised for his contribution to the team's three successive driver and constructor titles
Red Bull team principal, Christian Horner, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours, for his services to motorsport.

Horner, who has been with Red Bull since their debut in Formula One in 2005, has guided Sebastian Vettel and the team to successive driver and constructor titles in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

The 39-year-old admits it was a shock to be awarded an OBE, and says it ranks with everything he has achieved in motorsport: "It's all a bit unexpected. Incredible really," he said.

"I'm naturally shocked, but I just feel very honoured and privileged to receive it. To be in the company of men and women who have achieved such great things for the country is something very, very special.

"This is right up there with what I have achieved in motorsport."

Horner is currently on track in steering his team to a fourth straight double championship, with Sebastian Vettel 36 points clear in the drivers' standings and Red Bull 56 points ahead in the constructors.



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Dumper

June 18, 2013 12:47 AM

I don't see the point of Christian Horner. Dietrich Mateschitz calls all the shots. Adrian Newey is the brains that designs the cars. All Horner does is tap his feet and pander to the finger boy. It's Adrian Newey that should be honoured.



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