“Forgive Me for Being This Honest… ” – Spice Girl Geri Halliwell Reveals How Stressful 2021 F1 Season was on Her Husband Christian Horner

Published 12/14/2021, 3:51 AM EST


Red Bull boss Christian Horner is over the moon that Max Verstappen became a world champion after a dramatic race at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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Former Spice Girl and wife to Christian, Geri stated that the 2021 season has been tough on the Red Bull team principal. But, she is glad the Milton-Keynes-based outfit pulled through.

Christian Horner’s wife, Geri explains how tough the season was

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Undoubtedly the 2021 season has been full of ups and downs for the Red Bull boss. Nevertheless, Horner is glad his Dutch driver came out on top and become a world champion. Geri Halliwell reveals how much of a toll the season took on Christian.

In an interview with Sky Sports, as quoted by The Sun, She said, “Well, forgive me for being this honest, but I have to say, Christian told me this has been the toughest year he has ever experienced.”

Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – May 20, 2021 Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner in the FIA Press Conference FIA/Handout via 

“But, they are such a good team who pull together,” Geri explained.

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Horner has no doubts of Max Verstappen being a world champion

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was the title-deciding race between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen. But a safety car towards the end of the race turned the odds of the championship, which saw the Red Bull driver come out on top as champion of the word.

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As quoted by PlanetF1, Horner said, “He’s the World Champion, he’s a deserving World Champion…well, nobody can take that away from him.”

Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 12, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates winning the race and the world championship with the Netherlands flag on the podium REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

“I think they have been the outstanding team, they have done their job this year. Max has driven with heart, with passion, with determination. He’s had bad luck and he got a little bit lucky with the Safety Car tonight, but he had to make it pay,” Horner explained.

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With a few months left before the start of the 2022 season, the Dutch driver is hoping to defend his title but, as for now, he will savor the moment of being a world champion.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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