F1 and FIA chiefs to meet over Horner investigation

Formula 1 chief executive Stefano Domenicali and FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem are to meet on Friday to discuss the investigation into allegations of inappropriate behaviour against Red Bull team principal Christian Horner.

Horner reiterated his denial of allegations of inappropriate behaviour after material purporting to be the alleged evidence in the investigation into his conduct was leaked on Thursday during the second practice session at the Bahrain GP.

Horner was briefly absent from the Red Bull pit wall during Practice Three on Friday afternoon as he spoke with Ben Sulayem.

On Wednesday, Red Bull GmbH, the parent company of Formula 1's reigning constructors' champions, had announced the grievance made against Horner by a female colleague had been dismissed. The claimant retains the right to appeal.

Horner denied the allegations throughout the process and remained in his dual roles of team principal and chief executive while the external investigation was carried out by a specialist barrister.

Horner continues to be in the paddock ahead of the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix after saying he would not add to the statement he gave on Thursday.