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Christian Horner Embroiled in Flirty Text Scandal with Female Employee

Leaked Texts Suggest F1 Boss Engaged in Secret Chat

Intimate texts sent by Christian Horner, the F1 boss, have been leaked, indicating he had a flirtatious conversation with a female employee behind his wife's back. The leaked messages suggest that Horner pestered the woman for photos and engaged in suggestive chats.

Scandal Unfolds Just Before Start of F1 Season

The texts, which include discussions about a solo sex act in an aircraft toilet en route to Dubai, were leaked while Horner was in Bahrain for the beginning of the F1 season. Despite no explicit images, the messages were sexually suggestive in nature and aimed to cause damage to Horner's career.

Horner Responds to Allegations

Christian Horner has denied the allegations, stating that he respects the integrity of the independent investigation conducted on the matter. The leaked messages, sent to F1 teams and media outlets, have caused a stir in the racing world.

Wife Geri Halliwell Reacts to Scandal

Geri Halliwell, Horner's wife, was reportedly relieved that he was cleared of wrongdoing. However, the scandal has put a strain on their relationship, with Geri standing by her husband amidst the turmoil.

Future Uncertain for Red Bull Racing Boss

As the fallout from the scandal continues, questions arise about Horner's conduct and the impact on his career as the team's principal. Both Red Bull Racing and the parent company have yet to comment on the situation.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of Formula 1 tires?

Pirelli supplies Formula 1 tires exclusively. Manufacturing these tires is expensive, with a cost per tire of around $2700. A set costs approximately $10,800. The teams absorb this cost through sponsorships with tire manufacturers and supply contracts.

How much do Formula 1 cars cost to construct?

The cost to construct a Formula 1 race car can vary considerably. But teams typically spend $10-15 million on each chassis.

What costs are excluded from the Formula 1 budget cap?

Formula 1 teams are allowed some flexibility by excluding certain expenses from their budget caps. The Formula 1 budget cap excludes certain expenses, such as marketing costs, salaries for drivers, top executives, or personnel, as well any other costs related to non-F1 racing. Capital expenditures, expenses related to corporate tax and employee benefits or bonuses are also excluded from the cap.

Can Formula 1 teams buy vehicles from competitors?

Formula 1 teams design and build their cars themselves, but can buy certain components from other competitors, like the gearboxes and power units. To ensure diversity and competition, certain parts such as the aerodynamic surfaces and chassis must be exclusive.


  • A Formula 1 team’s pit stop equipment can cost between $100,000 to $500,000 for high precision and speed during the race.
  • Formula 1 teams may spend up to $10 million on the engine alone, due to the high level of technology and performance required.
  • A Formula 1 car’s carbon fiber body parts, essential for performance and safety, contribute significantly to the overall production costs of the vehicle.
  • The average cost to construct a Formula 1 car chassis is estimated to be between $10 million and $15 million.
  • Sponsorship deals are critical in Formula 1, with major title sponsorships sometimes contributing tens of millions of dollars to a team’s budget.
  • Hosting a Formula 1 Grand Prix can cost a hosting circuit more than $70 million, including the sanctioning fees and the cost of preparations.
  • The operational costs for a Formula 1 team per season can range from $120 million to over $400 million, depending on the team’s size and aspirations.
  • Wind tunnel testing costs in Formula 1 can be as high as $100,000 per day, which is a critical part of car development.

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