Christian Horner wanted to impress his girlfriend with a Porsche: She left him!

“First paycheck I ever got, I went and bought a Porsche, I’ve shown no responsibility at this point."

by Sead Dedovic
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Christian Horner wanted to impress his girlfriend with a Porsche: She left him!
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Christian Horner, the team principal of Red Bull Racing, has long been an interesting individual, even from his early days. Back when he was with the Arden team, Horner earned £60,000. With a clear goal in mind, he intended to invest it in a Porsche. His motivation? To impress a certain girl he was keen on winning over. Influenced by her mother's advice, Horner aimed to capture her attention by buying a luxury car. Despite his efforts, the outcome wasn't exactly as he had hoped

“I had a girlfriend at the time and I remember her mother going, ‘You need to be thinking of being with somebody else, you need a guy with a proper job that’s going to be able to get a mortgage, going to buy a house’," he said, as quoted by crash.net!

“First paycheck I ever got, I went and bought a Porsche, I’ve shown no responsibility at this point. I was thinking, ‘You know what, if all goes wrong, then at least I’ve given it a go’.

I got £60,000 out of a deal when I stopped racing and the first thing I did was go and buy a car. And that was when the girlfriend dumped me, or the mother told her to dump me.”

Christian Horner and his expectations

Christian Horner also spoke about his expectations for the next season. Although many expect Red Bull's dominance, it seems that this will not happen, at least judging by Horner's words.

“With such strong opposition as well, such strong teams and stable regulations – I am sure next year is going to be a lot closer, a lot tighter and a different kind of challenge,” Horner said. 

"This season, I doubt it will be repeated in my lifetime. It’s the satisfaction of the whole thing coming together, all the departments.

They have worked so hard, so tirelessly across all these races around the world with the challenges that are thrown at you - the different types of circuit, the different conditions, different strategies and to see us having come through that and won 21 of 22 races.”

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