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Five Shock Twists in Christian Horner ‘Sext’ Scandal

Horner Cleared of Wrongdoing

Christian Horner's relief at being cleared of wrongdoing was short-lived as private messages between him and a colleague were leaked, adding more twists to the ongoing scandal.

Red Bull’s Internal Investigation

After an internal investigation, Red Bull confirmed that Horner's job was safe as he had been cleared of misconduct, despite facing serious allegations initially.

Support from Geri Halliwell

Geri Halliwell stood by her husband, Christian Horner, throughout the scandal, insisting he did nothing wrong despite the leaked messages causing turmoil in their marriage.

Horner Exonerated

Following a three-week internal investigation, Red Bull Racing announced that the grievance against Horner was dismissed, allowing him to continue leading the team amid the F1 season.

Leaked Flirty Texts

Just as Horner thought he was in the clear, a trove of flirty texts were leaked to F1 teams and media outlets, causing further damage to his reputation right before the start of the new Grand Prix season.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the Difference Between Slick and Wet Tires in F1

Formula 1 tires with a slick tread are made for dry weather conditions. The smooth surface allows maximum contact to the track and provides the highest level of grip. Wet tires (intermediates and full-wets) have tread patterns designed to disperse the water on wet surfaces, reducing aquaplaning and providing traction during rainy conditions. Intermediates are used in light to moderate rain, while full wets are suited for heavy rain.

What is Parc Ferme Formula 1?

Parc Ferme, also known as the secure area on the pit lane is where cars are carefully inspected by the FIA both before and after qualifying. Once cars enter Parc Ferme, teams cannot make any significant alterations to them except for a few specific allowable changes. This is to ensure that the cars adhere to the rules, and that no team gains an unfair advantage.

What is DRS Formula 1? How does it work

Drag Reduction System (DRS), a Formula 1 overtaking aid, is activated by activating the system. It works by reducing aerodynamic drag when activated, allowing a trailing car to gain a temporary speed advantage. The DRS system can only be activated in predetermined areas on the track or when a car is within one second from the vehicle ahead.

How do drivers qualify for a Formula 1 race?

The Formula 1 race’s qualifying is done through a knockout format the day of the race. It’s broken down into three segments, Q1,Q2,andQ3. In Q1, all drivers are competing, and the five slowest cars will be eliminated. Five more cars are then eliminated from the Q2 group of 15 drivers. The top 10 proceed to Q3, where they compete to secure pole position and determine the starting order for the first 10 positions on the grid.

What are the different power units used in Formula 1?

A Formula 1 power unit comprises a hybrid internal combustion engine (ICE) and an Energy Recovery System (ERS). The ICE is a V6 turbocharged engine. Meanwhile, the ERS uses energy from the car exhaust and braking system to produce additional power. The combination of these technologies not only boosts performance but also increases efficiency, contributing to the fascinating blend of speed and advanced engineering in the sport.

How is the safety of Formula 1 drivers ensured?

Formula 1 cars come with advanced safety features designed to protect the driver. They include a strong monocoque made of carbon fiber, the Halo system for cockpit protection, energy-absorbing crash structure, and advanced technology in helmets. Each component has been rigorously tested to ensure that it adheres with the stringent safety standards established by FIA.


  • As of the end of the 2022 season, Formula 1 races have been held in 34 different countries around the world.
  • The Monaco Grand Prix is the shortest race on the Formula 1 calendar, with a total race distance of only 260.286 kilometers.
  • The 2020 Formula 1 season comprised the shortest calendar in recent history with just 17 races, due to the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Sebastian Vettel became the youngest World Champion in Formula 1 history, securing his first title at the age of 23 years and 134 days in 2010.
  • Ayrton Senna holds the record for most consecutive pole positions, achieving a series of eight poles from the 1988 Spanish Grand Prix to the 1989 United States Grand Prix.
  • Lewis Hamilton has the most career wins of any driver in Formula 1, amassing over 100 victories.
  • The Italian Grand Prix at Monza is known as the ‘Temple of Speed’, which has the highest average speed of any circuit on the current Formula 1 calendar.
  • The highest number of cars to start a Formula 1 race was 34 at the 1953 German Grand Prix.

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How To

How to Become A Formula 1 Race Engineer

If you want to be a Formula 1 racer engineer, you will need a solid education in mechanical and automotive engineering. An important first step in becoming a Formula 1 race engineer is obtaining a degree at a university offering a reputable program of motorsport engineering. Acquiring experience in the field through internships and involvement in lower formula racing is crucial. The ability to develop a professional network in the racing industry and gain mentorship from other engineers with experience can be very valuable. To achieve a position in this highly sought-after role, it is important to continue learning and stay up-to date on the latest F1 technical developments.