Christian Horner heads to 10 Downing Street for UK Government meetings

Henry Valantine
Christian Horner visits No.10 Downing Street. June 2023

Red Bull boss Christian Horner visits No.10 Downing Street. June 2023

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has met with business leaders at 10 Downing Street to discuss diversity and inclusion and its role in economic growth.

Horner shared a photo of himself stood outside the famous black door which houses the current UK Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, and the government invited business leaders to Downing Street for talks surrounding how inclusion and diversity can help fuel the economy.

The UK houses the majority of the teams on the grid, with seven of the 10 constructors calling Britain home, and because several of the teams are based so close together, that part of middle England is also sometimes referred to as ‘Motorsport Valley’.

The Red Bull team boss added that improving diversity within the team is a “key” priority for him moving forward and there will be “more to come” as the months progress.

Horner wrote on Instagram: “Productive and inspiring morning at number 10 today with other business leaders to discuss how inclusion and diversity can be used to drive economic growth.

“This is a key focus area for us at @redbullracing with plenty more to come over the summer. Watch this space!”

Sunak is currently in America on a working visit which will include talks with US President Joe Biden, while his Conservative Party remain under fire for their highly controversial ‘stop the boats’ policy, which seeks to deport people who have risked their lives by crossing the English Channel in small boats in order to seek asylum in the UK. recommends

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Lewis Hamilton has been a key voice in trying to bring more people from diverse backgrounds into Formula 1, with it having long been traditionally a white male dominated sport – and the seven-time World Champion being the sport’s only ever black driver.

He introduced the Hamilton Commission alongside the Royal Academy of Engineering to try and improve black representation across motorsport and in STEM [science, technology, engineering and maths] sectors, with Formula 1 as a whole also looking to broaden the base of people working within the sport.

A portion of Formula 1’s diversity and inclusion statement reads: “Working with our partners across the F1 community, we are committed to building a more diverse and inclusive sport, breaking down the stereotypes associated with a career in motorsports and encouraging people from all backgrounds to get involved.

“F1 will develop education programmes that inspire young people to study STEM subjects, partner with the FIA to eliminate barriers to entry across the single-seater racing series and implement positive changes that attract and nurture diverse talent at every level of our organisation. Our goal is to have a meritocracy that promotes the most talented drivers into F1, regardless of gender or ethnicity.

“Addressing this issue will take time but we are in no doubt that the steps we are taking to improve representation in our business will have a positive impact in the long term.

“We are passionate about this important subject, and excited about the new opportunities that it will create for our fans and the next generation of talent.”