Red Bull gives you rings: Couple get engaged outside team garage

Jamie Woodhouse
Spanish GP signage. Spain June 2023

Spanish GP 2023 signage. Spain June 2023

Two Red Bull employees lived the dream by agreeing to marry in front of the F1 team garage at the Spanish Grand Prix.

Now, folk have long-since thought up creative and special ways to propose to the one they love, and does it really get any better than doing so in front of your team in the Formula 1 pit lane?

Clearly Valerie (name potentially misspelt), who works for Red Bull over in Latvia, decided that it does not get better than this, and his plan worked, she said yes!

He would get down on one knee in front of the Red Bull crew on Friday at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya to propose to his partner Aggie (name may be misspelt), as this paddock tour took a heart-warming twist.

And Sky F1’s Craig Slater was able to catch up with the happy couple after the big moment.

Simply asked why, Valerie replied: “Because Red Bull can! And it’s really hard to make a surprise to her and I think ‘today is the day when I should do it’ because two things, the paddock tour and a proposal.” recommends

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Incredibly, Aggie said just five minutes before, she had been on the phone to her friend saying how incredible it would be if Valerie proposed to her in the paddock, so it turns out Valerie is an expert mind reader as well.

“Literally five minutes ago, I was talking to my best friend outside on the phone, and I told her I knew this is going to be a big weekend,” said Aggie.

“One, maybe he’s going to bring me to the paddock, two, maybe he’s going to propose, but third, the best would be if he would propose to me in the paddock. Five minutes later, he was here on his knee proposing to me! It’s just unbelievable!”

And while the pair now plan their wedding, which they expect will happen in 2024, Red Bull will plot out how to continue their dominant form so far in F1 2023, having claimed six wins from six.

And Friday’s action at the Spanish GP, Max Verstappen having topped FP1 and FP2, suggests that this could become seven from seven by the time the chequered flag falls on Sunday afternoon.