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Christian and Geri Horner make a joint appearance at the F1 grand prix amidst rumors of leaked messages.
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Christian and Geri Horner make a joint appearance at the F1 grand prix amidst rumors of leaked messages.

Geri Horner shared a kiss with embattled husband Christian Horner as they put on a united front at Formula One’s Bahrain Grand Prix.

The Spice Girls vocalist was seen holding hands with the head of the Red Bull racing team, who is under scrutiny for allegedly sharing private WhatsApp conversations with a female coworker.

The notifications and comments became public on Thursday, a day following Horner’s approval to remain as the leader of Red Bull. This comes after an internal probe conducted by Red Bull GmbH, the Formula One team’s parent company, regarding allegations of inappropriate conduct. Horner, who is 50 years old, has consistently denied these accusations.

Before the race, Horner and Geri met at the entrance of the paddock where they held hands and walked to Red Bull’s hospitality suite. They were approached by photographers and TV crews on their way.

Horner arrived at the starting grid approximately 45 minutes before the 3pm race, and kissed Geri goodbye before departing.

The couple tied the knot in 2015 and have a son named Montague George Hector Horner.

A total of 149 individuals in the F1 paddock, including Mohammed ben Sulayem, president of the sport’s governing body, F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali, and other team leaders and media members, received WhatsApp messages from an unidentified email account.

Despite some discomfort from the team’s sponsors and partners, Horner remains in his position as team principal and CEO.

He addressed the recent accusations only once while walking from Red Bull’s hospitality suite to the team’s garage on Friday. “I will not respond to anonymous speculation from unidentified sources,” he stated. When questioned about the team’s next steps, he simply said, “We will continue racing.”

Max Verstappen, the driver for Horner’s team, achieved victory in the Bahrain race. He was followed by his Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez in second place.

Source: theguardian.com