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Red Bull boss gets honorary degree

The boss of Milton Keynes based Red Bull Racing, Christian Horner, has been given an honorary degree from Cranfield University, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to motorsport.

Christian Horner
Christian Horner Credit: Cranfield University

The Formula 1 boss, who became the youngest-ever team principal when he took on the role in 2005, also launched the University’s new Advanced Motorsport Mechatronics masters course.

“Being awarded an honorary degree from Cranfield University is a great honour and privilege, one which I am delighted to accept.”

– CHRISTIAN HORNER
During his 13 years at Aston Martin Red Bull Racing, Christian has led the team to 57 grand prix victories and eight World Championship titles.

“Throughout his career, Christian has inspired future generations to take up a career in motorsport with his passion, drive and innovation. There is no more appropriate person for us to both honour and to have launch our new masters course. Motorsport is a significant part of Cranfield’s past, present and future, with our alumni regularly working in pit lanes, garages and laboratories across the globe.”

– SIR PETER GREGSON, CHIEF EXECUTIVE AND VICE-CHANCELLOR OF CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

The Advanced Motorsport Mechatronics masters course, which is due to welcome its first cohort in September this year, aims to provide students with a sound understanding of the fundamental scientific, engineering and managerial principles involved in motorsport.

Source: ITV News