Spice Lady Geri Halliwell’s F1 boss husband is being investigated over claims of “inappropriate behaviour” in the direction of a feminine colleague.
Crimson Bull Racing chief Christian Horner, 50, is the main focus of a probe being run by an unbiased lawyer appointed to look at her allegations.
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Horner, who runs the all-conquering staff of world champion Max Verstappen, stated: “I utterly deny these claims.”
Information of the allegations broke yesterday because the staff boss was locked in preparations for Crimson Bull’s defence of their championship titles.
Given Horner’s high-ranking place, the feminine staffer is known to have complained to the staff’s mum or dad firm at Crimson Bull in Austria.
Employees on the staff’s UK base in Milton Keynes claimed to haven’t any information of the allegations when approached yesterday.
Spouse Geri, 51, was standing by him final evening, telling friends she doesn’t consider gossip that has been swirling for days.
A supply near the Ginger Spice star stated: “Geri has been in floods of tears all weekend whereas taking care of her youngsters.
“She is insisting Christian has performed nothing mistaken.”
Crimson Bull Racing’s Austria-based mum or dad firm stated yesterday: “After being made conscious of sure current allegations, the corporate launched an unbiased investigation.
“This course of, which is already underneath means, is being carried out by an exterior specialist barrister.
“The corporate takes these issues extraordinarily severely and the investigation can be accomplished as quickly as virtually doable.
“It might not be acceptable to remark additional at the moment.”
F1 sources stated the allegations towards Horner may jeopardise his place on the helm of the Crimson Bull staff.
He was stated to be locked in an F1 Fee assembly all day yesterday and aides harassed he wouldn’t be making any additional remark.
A Crimson Bull Racing supply stated: “Nothing additional is being added to make sure the integrity of the investigation is revered.
“Christian has issued a denial and we’re hoping for a swift and speedy decision.”
Former racing driver Horner married Geri at a church marriage ceremony in 2015 after a year-long engagement.
He has a seven-year-old son with Geri and a daughter from a earlier relationship.
Geri additionally has a 17-year-old daughter from a earlier relationship.
Since Leamington Spa-born Horner took over as staff principal in 2005, Crimson Bull has received seven Components 1 world drivers’ championships and 6 world constructors’ titles.
Final season, Crimson Bull received 21 of the 22 races on the worldwide F1 tour, with 26-year-old Verstappen the runaway winner of the drivers’ crown.
F1 sources claimed the investigation had been launched amid an influence battle on the F1 staff following the demise of Crimson Bull co-founder and Horner ally Dietrich Mateschitz.
This story first appeared in The Solar and was republished with permission.