Red Bull suspends Estonian racer Vips
Red Bull has suspended its junior driver, Juri Vips after the teen uttered a racial slur while live-streaming a online game he was enjoying with fellow racer Liam Lawson.
The transfer comes weeks after the teen made his F1 weekend debut when he changed Sergio Perez within the opening session in Barcelona.
“Red Bull Racing has suspended junior driver Juri Vips for from all crew duties with speedy impact, pending a full investigation into the incident,” mentioned the Austrian crew in a publish to social media on Tuesday night.
“As an organisation, we condemn abuse of any sort and have a zero-tolerance coverage to racist language or behaviour inside our organisation.”
Vips, who used a racial slur, while reside streaming himself enjoying Call Of Duty with a variety of different gamers, together with fellow Red Bull junior, Lawson, subsequently took to social media to concern an apology.
“I want to unreservedly apologise for the offensive language used throughout a reside gaming stream earlier right now,” he posted to his Instagram account.
“This language is fully unacceptable and doesn’t painting the values and rules that I maintain. I deeply remorse my actions and this isn’t the instance I want to set.
“I’ll cooperate with the investigation absolutely.”
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