‘Family time is precious’: Formula 1 team boss Christian Horner opens up about his marriage to Geri

‘Family time is precious’: Christian, husband of Geri Horner, shares rare insight into their marriage and says there are ‘lots of parallels’ between F1 and the Spice Girls

Christian Horner opened up about his marriage to Spice Girl Geri and the challenges he faces working away from home for long periods of time.

The Formula 1 team boss, 48, has married the singer, 50, in 2015, and they share a son named Monty, five.

In an interview with Tatler, the Drive To Survive star admitted ‘family time is precious’ when he can get away from the race track and back home.

‘Family time is precious’: Christian Horner opened up about his marriage to Spice Girl Geri and the challenges he faces working away from home for long periods of time

Speaking about how Geri, also known as Ginger Spice, feels about her career, he said, “She understands that actually it’s like being on tour.” There are a lot of parallels between what I do and what she has done in her career.

“There’s a perception that it’s all very glamorous, but in fact it’s not. It’s a lot of nights away from home – from tour to hotel to tour to hotel.

Speaking about spending more time at home, Christian added: “For me family time is precious and you have to be disciplined. I’ve been much better at really being present when I’m home, not letting work intrude.

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Couple: The Formula 1 team boss, 48, married the singer, 50, in 2015, and they share a son named Monty, five

Geri also shares daughter Bluebell with ex-screenwriter Sacha Gervasi, who she dated in 2005.

The couple recently began work to create 14 stables at their Oxfordshire home, but Ginger Spice and the Red Bull team boss have now been forced to apply for retrospective permission.

Check out the full article in the October issue of Tatler available for digital download and on newsstands from Thursday, September 1

Check out the full article in the October issue of Tatler available for digital download and on newsstands from Thursday, September 1

If approved, the barn will be just another asset to their expansive estate which already has a boating pond and indoor swimming pool.

Christian’s journey to the top of the Formula 1 management ladder began behind the wheel, as a talented young driver.

The driver gave up being behind the wheel to pursue his managerial career, taking over Red Bull in 2005 and becoming a well-known face in the world of Formula 1.

The popular Formula 1 documentary series Drive to Survive has been renewed for a fifth and sixth season by Netflix.

Since the show’s premiere in 2019, it has become one of the streaming service’s most popular shows, with season four spanning the spectacular 2021 season reaching number one in 33 different countries.

Speaking about the show, Christian said: “It brings a younger audience to F1, with many, many more female viewers as well.” But it also brings a side of the sport that is a bit polarizing, which you see in football or other sports.

Family: The Drive To Survive star admitted 'family time is precious' when he's able to get away from the race track and back home

Family: The Drive To Survive star admitted ‘family time is precious’ when he’s able to get away from the race track and back home

As he progressed in his career, Christian added: “I’m still massively motivated by what I do. I am still relatively young. I’m the youngest team manager in the sport right now. And I still have a burning competitiveness in me.

“So I want to fill that in first. I think you can never say never, but for the foreseeable future I’m very focused on what I’m doing with Red Bull.

“I’m lucky to get paid for what I do, because I love it. But it’s like everything you do: you just try to do it as well as you can.

Check out the full story in the October issue of Tatler available for digital download and on newsstands from Thursday, September 1.

As he progressed in his career, Christian added:

As he progressed in his career, Christian added, “I’m still massively motivated by what I do.”

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