15 Facts About Christian Horner


Christian Edward Johnston Horner was born on 16 November 1973 and is a British former racing driver and current Team Principal of the Red Bull Formula One team, a position he has held since 2005, winning nine world titles .

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Christian Horner was born into a family involved in the car industry: his grandfather worked as purchasing manager at the Standard Motor Company in Coventry, before establishing an agency with Christian Horner's father to supply components to motor manufacturers in the Midlands.

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Christian Horner was privately educated at Arnold Lodge School in Leamington Spa and then Warwick School.

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Christian Horner competed in the 1992 British Formula Renault Championship with Manor Motorsport, finishing that season as a race winner and the highest placed rookie.

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Christian Horner then moved up to British Formula Three for 1993, finishing second in the Class B Championship for P1 Motorsport and winning five races before moving to the Fortec and ADR teams in 1994 and 1995, and then to the TOM'S team in 1996.

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Christian Horner moved up to Formula 3000 in 1997, founding the Arden team.

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Christian Horner stayed in F3000 for 1998 and was joined at Arden by Kurt Mollekens, who showed good pace and led the championship at one stage.

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Christian Horner bought back Prodrive's share in Arden after one season.

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At this point Christian Horner was looking for an opportunity to move into Formula One.

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In January 2005, Christian Horner was appointed to head the team, becoming the youngest team principal at the time.

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Christian Horner played a key role in recruiting Adrian Newey, who was announced as the team's chief technical officer in November 2005.

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However the team did take its first podium finish at the Monaco Grand Prix, where Christian Horner jumped into a swimming pool wearing nothing but a Superman cape to celebrate.

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At 36, Christian Horner was the youngest team principal to win a Formula 1 Constructors' Championship.

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Christian Horner is stepfather to Halliwell's daughter, Bluebell Madonna, from her previous relationship with screenwriter Sacha Gervasi.

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Christian Horner was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2013 Birthday Honours for services to motorsport.

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