Knighthood for Ron Dennis and CBE Honor for Christian Horner in New Year Honours List

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King Charles III Recognizes Achievements of McLaren and Red Bull Chiefs

In a notable accolade, former McLaren Formula 1 team boss Ron Dennis is set to receive a Knighthood, while current Red Bull Racing chief Christian Horner has been appointed a CBE in the New Year’s Honours list. The recognition comes from King Charles III, marking his inaugural New Year’s Honours list since his coronation earlier in the year.

Ron Dennis, already a CBE recipient for his distinguished services to motorsport, has an illustrious legacy with McLaren, leading the team to 17 World Championships and securing 158 wins during his 37-year leadership. Since his departure from McLaren in 2017, Dennis has collaborated with the UK government as the Non-Executive Director at the Department for Science, Innovation, and Technology. Additionally, he has chaired Podium Analytics since 2019 and contributed significantly to Tommy’s Campaign.

Christian Horner’s elevation to a CBE follows his earlier OBE recognition in 2013. Under Horner’s leadership, Red Bull Racing achieved an unparalleled season in F1 history, clinching 21 race wins out of 22 and securing both championship titles. Expressing gratitude for the honor, Horner acknowledged the success of British motorsport and credited his team’s achievements in Formula 1 and high technology sectors. He emphasized the importance of the motorsport industry to the UK economy and expressed immense pride in Red Bull Racing’s accomplishments.

Both Dennis and Horner’s honors underscore their invaluable contributions to motorsport and their respective teams, reinforcing their significant impact on the global racing landscape.