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Red Bull terminate Estonian’s contract after racial slur investigation

Red Bull have confirmed that Juri Vips will likely be leaving the crew as its check and reserve driver with instant impact after an investigation into using a racial slur by the Estonian.

Vips was suspended by the crew from his duties final week after utilizing a racial slur in a reside stream the place he was enjoying on a video games console alongside fellow players and one other Red Bull growth driver in Liam Lawson.

During the stream, Vips used a racial slur and that has prompted swift motion from Red Bull, who, after an investigation, have determined to terminate their working relationship with the Estonian driver.

Taking to social media on Tuesday night, a crew assertion learn:

This, after all, comes amid one other racism storm following on from quotes surfacing from three-time world champion Nelson Piquet who used a racial slur when speaking about Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton.

Indeed, earlier on at present, Formula 1, the FIA, Mercedes and Hamilton, amongst others, launched on-line statements saying that the time for studying has come to an finish and now it’s time for motion, with it remaining to be seen what comes of Piquet’s feedback and what it means for his future involvement in and across the paddock.

Vips, in the meantime, loses his drive with the Red Bull crew.


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