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Christian Horner has been pictured for the first time since he was cleared of 'coercive behaviour' towards a female colleague on Wednesday.

The Red Bull chief - who earns £8m a year - was the subject of an internal investigation after the accusations which first surfaced publicly on February 5.

Horner, wife of former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell,  denied all allegations and made his case to a KC, who was tasked as the internal investigator by the team who are the reigning world champions. 

And on Thursday, he was spotted out and about in Bahrain ahead of the first practice session at the season-opening Grand Prix.

Horner was seen alongside Red Bull lead designer Adrian Newey and looked to be in good spirits in the Bahrain sunshine.

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Red Bull chief Christian Horner has been pictured for the first time since he was cleared of allegations of 'coercive behaviour' towards a female colleague on Wednesday afternoon

Red Bull chief Christian Horner has been pictured for the first time since he was cleared of allegations of 'coercive behaviour' towards a female colleague on Wednesday afternoon

The allegations, which first broke on February 5, have dominated F1 over the past month

The allegations, which first broke on February 5, have dominated F1 over the past month 

Horner was pictured out for breakfast ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix's first practice session

Horner was pictured out for breakfast ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix's first practice session

The news that Horner would keep his job electrified a cool, dusk paddock in Bahrain on Wednesday.

Horner, 50, had repeatedly insisted he was going nowhere throughout the investigation.

He was greeted by the findings as he touched down in the Gulf Kingdom, with a statement from the world champion team's parent company Red Bull GmbH in Salzburg saying: 'The independent investigation into the allegations made against Mr Horner is complete, and Red Bull can confirm that the grievance has been dismissed.

'The complainant has a right of appeal. Red Bull is confident that the investigation has been fair, rigorous and impartial.

'The investigation report is confidential and contains the private information of the parties and third parties who assisted in the investigation, and, therefore, we will not be commenting further out of respect for all concerned. Red Bull will continue striving to meet the highest workplace standards.'

The exact nature of the complaints remain unknown.

Horner was questioned by a KC for a full day at a secret location last month as the barrister gathered evidence that he wrote up in 150 pages for the Red Bull board's determination over the last few days.

The allegations were made by a close colleague, with Red Bull GmbH in Salzburg, confirming an internal investigation on February 5.

Horner was awaiting their adjudication as he took his private jet on the 3,000-mile trip from the UK to Bahrain for the opening race of the season this Saturday.

HORNER PROBE TIMELINE 

February 5 - Red Bull Racing's parent company GmbH confirms Horner is under investigation following an accusation of 'inappropriate behaviour'. The company says it 'takes these matters extremely seriously and the investigation will be completed as soon as practically possible'.

February 9 - Horner is questioned by a lawyer for eight hours at a secret London location. There is no immediate resolution.

February 15 - Horner appears at Red Bull's car launch - his first appearance in public since news of the allegations emerged. He vows to be in his role as Red Bull team principal for

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