Red Bull Formula 1 team boss Christian Horner awarded OBE
|Saturday, June 15th 2013, 09:12 GMT|
Red Bull Formula 1 team boss Christian Horner has been awarded an OBE for services to motorsport in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
The 39-year-old has led Red Bull Racing since it took over the Jaguar team in 2005. Horner had made his name running the Arden team in Formula 3000 after calling time on his own racing career.
Red Bull has assumed a dominant position in F1 in recent years, winning the last three constructors' championships and taking Sebastian Vettel to three straight drivers' titles.
"I'm naturally shocked," said Horner. "It's all a bit unexpected, incredible really.
"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."