Christian Horner shares loss of beloved dog

Christian Horner is currently at home due to the F1 summer break, which ends in a few weeks' time.

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner and his wife Geri Horner have taken to social media to share the loss of their beloved dog, Margo.

Christian and Geri both posted on their own Instagram accounts on Tuesday that they’d lost Margo after 11 years.

“Goodbye Margo [broken heart emoji] we love you,” Geri wrote on Instagram, where she also posted a video of herself and Margo playing.

Christian posted a photo of Margo along with a slightly longer caption, where he shared the “big part” dogs play for their respected families.

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“Dogs are such a big part of the family and today we unfortunately had to say goodbye to Margo after 11 years,” Horner said on Instagram.

“Thank you Margo for being the kindest and gentlest fury friend x.”

Followers of Christian and the Spice Girls star were quick to send their condolences to the duo, with many admitting that they can relate to the “pain” being felt by the couple.

“I feel your pain. Our family went through the same thing about a month ago,” wrote a follower.

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Another follower commented: “My heartfelt condolences! it is as you say, furry friends like dogs and cats they are members of a family. Painful Loss when they pass away; experienced that many times.”

A third follower added: “Sorry to hear that Geri. As a long time dog mother, losing a dog is one of the hardest things I had to endure, especially living with autism.”

Christian isn’t currently travelling with Red Bull due to the F1 summer break, which got underway following the Belgian Grand Prix at the end of July.

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Racing will resume at the end of August, when the pinnacle of motorsport visits Zandvoort for the Dutch Grand Prix.

It will, of course, be reigning World Champion Max Verstappen’s home race, with the Dutchman on the hunt for a ninth consecutive victory.

The 25-year-old currently leads the Drivers’ Championship by 125 points ahead of Red Bull team-mate Sergio Perez, whilst the Milton Keynes-based team lead the Constructors’ Championship by 256 points.

Both are set to claim the titles very shortly.