Changes are afoot at Red Bull F1 following news that Christian Horner is to marry surprising and still-can’t-quite-imagine-them-together girlfriend Geri Halliwell.
Halliwell’s influence will be seen throughout the team at the final race of the season where various high profile employees will enjoy new nicknames, inspired by the soon-to-be-Mrs-Horner’s life in the music industry. Hence, Adrian Newey will be renamed ‘Brainy Bull’, Daniel Ricciardo will be known as ‘Smiley Bull’ and Sebastian Vettel will be referred to as ‘Big Baby Bull’.
The Halliwellian influence will also extend to the aerodynamics department as rumours suggest the RB10 will be fitted with a very short Union Jack skirt.
Finally, under the watchful eye of the artist formerly known as Ginger Spice, the language used throughout the team will also be modified so that any chicane will be referred to exclusively as a ‘zig-a-zig-ahhh’ and the Renault engines in the two cars will be known as ‘Mel B’ and ‘Mel C’ because they sound a bit rough.