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After Being Warned of ‘Toxic’ Outcome, Christian Horner’s Wife Geri Makes Her Decision

Published 02/08/2024, 10:51 AM EST

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The future of one of the most successful team principals in F1’s history, Christian Horner, is on the line after allegations of ‘inappropriate behavior’ were made against him by a female Red Bull Racing employee. And while Red Bull seems to have lost faith in Christian Horner, with internal suggestions to step down from his role, his wife, Geri Halliwell, is standing firm by his side despite being warned of a tarnished reputation.

Jack Izzard, the PR boss of Rhizome Media, recently suggested that the couple is facing a rather challenging situation. He connected it to the case of Geri’s former Spice Girls member, Victoria Beckham‘s support of her husband in response to David’s infidelity. “If they’re confident that the allegations are baseless and that the independent investigation will vindicate Mr Horner, they could put on a public show of marital unity like Geri’s fellow Spice Girl Victoria Beckham did when it emerged her husband David had been having an affair. But this is risky. Allegations of inappropriate behaviour by a man in a position of power can sometimes have a toxic tinge far beyond that of an extra-marital affair.”

There are legitimate concerns that her unwavering stance to support Christian Horner could have a negative impact on her public image. Izzard told The Sun, “The reputation of a woman whose figure-hugging Union Jack dress once made her the avatar of both Girl Power and Cool Britannia now hangs in the balance, not because of something she has done, but because of the allegations swirling around her husband.”

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However, Geri Halliwell has made it clear that she will continue to support her husband regardless of the outcome of the investigation, which will be heard on Friday as Christian Horner will be questioned by the external barristers.

 

Earlier, the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf released a report highlighting the allegations that were made against Horner. While Red Bull Racing promptly denied any knowledge of said claims, Red Bull’s parent company took swift action by launching an internal investigation against the Brit, which was followed by a quick denial against the claims both by Horner and his wife.

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Christian Horner prepares himself for a lengthy hearing on Friday

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Christian Horner will appear at Red Bull Racing’s base in Milton-Keynes for a lengthy interrogation on Friday by the King’s Counsel appointed by Red Bull Austria. He will be defending not only his position in the team but also his reputation of being one of the most respected figures in the Formula 1 paddock.

According to a recent report by ‘The Times’, the woman who has made the allegations of inappropriate behavior against Christian Horner by passing along supposed evidence to the head of HR at Red Bull’s base in Austria has already been interrogated. The investigators are expected to take the weekend to review the evidence before the team reaches any conclusion next week.

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The team would want the issue to be resolved before February 15. That’s when Red Bull will unveil their car for the new season, which begins in Bahrain on March 2, as part of a wider 20th-anniversary celebration for the team.

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What are your thoughts on Geri Halliwell’s unwavering support of her husband? Share your insights in the comments section below.

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