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F1 boss Christian Horner stuns wife over alleged sexual messages

On Thursday, F1’s Red Bull Racing boss and chief executive officer, F1’s Red Bull Racing boss, revealed a new major leak of allegedly sexually suggestive messages and seemingly intimate comments about a female employee added new context to the ongoing scandal. CEO Christian Horner is back in the spotlight.

Leaks of alleged messages appearing to show Horner pestering the woman at the center of the controversy have been sent anonymously to sporting media and F1 leaders.

The files were distributed to about 200 people from a common email account, according to the Associated Press.

One of the alleged messages appears to show a discussion about a solo sexual act in the bathroom of the plane during a flight to Dubai.


Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner watches from the garage during the first practice session for the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir on February 29, 2024. AFP (via Getty Images)

The purported message to Mr Horner said: The Sun reported And, seen by the Post, the woman fired back sharply at the Red Bull race boss, asking him how he would feel if his wife, Geri Halliwell, did something like this.

The message particularly surprised Horner’s wife, a former Spice Girl. According to The SunAnd it erased any feelings of “relief” Horner had after he was found not guilty in a workplace misconduct investigation by Red Bull’s parent company earlier this month after being accused of “coercive behavior” towards a female subordinate. It is highly likely that

The alleged WhatsApp messages showed the woman, who is said to have worked at the racing team’s Milton Keynes headquarters, expressing disgust at Mr Horner’s alleged attempts to send her photos and engage in sexual conversations. It shows that it was done.

The Sun reported that the WhatsApp leak did not appear to contain any sexual images.


Geri Halliwell and F1 team principal Christian Horner.
Geri Halliwell and F1 team principal Christian Horner. Getty Images

The leaked information was distributed in an email with the subject line “Christian Horner Investigation Evidence” to F1 team leaders, sports officials and the press.

Messages purported to be from the dump also began appearing on social media sites such as X.

All this happened 24 hours after Horner was cleared of wrongdoing by an internal investigation.

“I respect the integrity of the independent investigation and cooperated fully every step of the way,” Horner said in a statement Thursday. “A thorough and fair investigation was conducted by an independent specialist barrister and concluded with the charges dismissed. I remain fully focused as the season begins.”

The message dump was sent just as the F1 season was about to begin and Horner’s wife was about to join her husband in Dubai for the start of the campaign.

The Sun said former Spice Girl Halliwell was still in the UK at the time the texts were distributed.

According to the Associated Press, Red Bull said the complainant had the right to appeal the decision.

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