Red Bull Racing has launched an investigation into team boss Christian Horner over allegations of “inappropriate behaviour”.
The Formula One racing team are looking into claims made against Horner, 50, by an employee of the company, The Sun reports.
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According to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, Horner – who is married to former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell – has been accused of “inappropriate behaviour”.
In response to the allegations, Horner said: “I completely deny these claims.”
Red Bull, the team of world champion Max Verstappen, said it “takes these matters extremely seriously”.
A spokesman said: “After being made aware of certain recent allegations, the company launched an independent investigation.
“This process, which is already underway, is being carried out by an external specialist barrister.
“The company takes these matters extremely seriously and the investigation will be completed as soon as practically possible.
“It would not be appropriate to comment further at this time.”
Horner – who has an estimated salary of $15 million at Red Bull – has been preparing for the 2024 season as the team looks to defend their championship titles.
The first race is in Bahrain on March 2.
He described the allegations as “nuts” in a message to Mail Online.
His defenders reportedly claimed the accusations are part of a plot to oust him within the team in an internal power struggle.
Last season, the team won 21 of the 22 races as Verstappen claimed the drivers’ title.
Horner has led Milton Keynes-based Red Bull since their arrival on the grid in 2005 – and has overseen a period of huge success for the team.
Red Bull has won seven drivers’ championships and six constructors championships under the team boss.
Horner married Geri, 51, in 2015 and they have one child together, Montague, seven.
He is also stepdad to Geri’s daughter Bluebell Madonna, 17, and has another daughter, Olivia, 10, from a previous relationship with ex-partner Beverley Allen.
In December, Ginger Spice threw a star-studded 50th birthday bash for the multi-millionaire Red Bull chief.
Rock n’ Roll legends Ronnie Wood and Sir Rod Stewart were invited along with wives Sally Wood and Penny Lancaster.
Take That frontman Gary Barlow and R&B singer Jade Jones were also pictured in snaps posing either side of Horner.
There was also F1 royalty in attendance with Bernie Ecclestone joined by his wife Fabiana Flosi at the event.
Away from the fast lane of Red Bull, Horner shares two stunning country homes with Geri in Oxfordshire and Hertfordshire and their brood.
The former property boasts its very own duck pond, which they use for boating.
For Horner, living on a farm offers the ideal existence away from the stresses of motorsport.
Back in 2019, he told Luxury London the sprawling country abode was the “perfect home to relax in.”
And it’s the property in Oxfordshire that gets the most love from Geri, 50, on Instagram, who regularly shares candid snaps of her family life.