Christian Horner calls out Sky Sports commentator for boozy Monaco night out

Red Bull chief Christian Horner called Sky Sports commentator David Croft out live on air following a boozy night out in Monaco on Friday evening.

The glitz and glamour of Monaco take centre stage in Formula One this weekend with the Grand Prix in Monte Carlo, which saw a frantic few days kick-off on Friday with two practice sessions.

It seems all the fun didn't stop at the end of the second practice session however, where Ferrari's Charles Leclerc was fastest, as Croft took in the fun of Monaco by attending a party at the Red Bull energy station.

Croft may have hoped to have kept his antics under wraps from the general public but was not afforded that luxury as Horner threw him under the bus at the start of the third and final practice session on Saturday.

Horner joined Sky Sports' coverage from the pit wall and was asked how his team's drivers, Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez, were feeling on the track with the modern era of Formula One cars appearing to pick up every bump that is present on the street circuit.

However, Horner quickly diverted the conversation to the Friday night antics of the Sky Sports commentator and lifted the lid on what sounded like an entertaining night out in Monte Carlo.

"Good afternoon. Before we get into all of that, how are you feeling? I gather that Crofty goes large in Monaco last night on the Red Bull energy station. I heard you consumed enough alcohol and tried every mixture with Red Bull that you could put together!"

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"You invited me along to the party and there was the odd drink being bought for me, so thank you for that. So, where were you last night?" Croft asked in reply, to which Horner said: "It was a school night mate, I was in bed."

Verstappen is looking to secure a fourth consecutive victory for Red Bull in Monaco, having won the past three events in Imola, Miami and Barcelona – giving him a narrow six-point lead over championship leader Leclerc heading into the weekend.

Ferrari are widely considered to have the better car to cope with the Monaco circuit and showed their strength in the practice sessions, though Verstappen's one-lap pace could prove to be an issue.

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