Christian is Team Principle at Formula 1 racing team, Red Bull. A former driver, who set up his own team, Ardent International, before being recruited by the energy drink firm in 2005 to head up the recently purchased Jaguar team. Since then the team have won 4 constructor titles and as many world championship titles with Sebastian Vettel.
Christian Edward Johnston Horner OBE is the Team Principal of the Infiniti Red Bull Racing Formula One team, a position he has held since 2005.His motorsport career started as a race car driver in 1991, before switching roles to Team Principle in 1997 setting up his own team, Arden International.
Over the next six seasons Horner built Arden into a racing powerhouse, with the young team owner guiding his squad to three Drivers' and Team Championships in succession. It was a remarkable record that brought him to the attention of Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz, and when the drinks company took the radical step of setting up its own Formula One team for the 2005 season, it turned to Horner to run the operation.
Risky as the move seemed, the first-time F1 team principal grabbed the opportunity to apply the lessons learned in the junior formulae and Horner set about reinvigorating each department of the struggling team he had inherited.However, over the course of four seasons the team began to coalesce into a force capable of challenging for major honours.
The first came in 2009, with the team taking it's first win, and it's first 1-2 victory, at the Chinese Grand Prix. From there the floodgates opened. Six wins and second place in the Constructors' Championship in 2009 became nine victories and Team and Drivers' title winners in 2010. Three more double crowns followed over the next three campaigns, putting the team in an exclusive club of just three teams to take four or more constructors' titles consecutively.
Horner was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2013 Birthday Honours for services to motorsport.
Christian speaks on Leadership, Teamwork and Performance.