Red Bull suspend driver for alleged racist abuse while gaming

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RED BULL have suspended a junior driver over an alleged racist slur.

Red Bull suspend driver for alleged racist abuse while gaming

Pink Bull have suspended junior driver Juri Vips (Picture: GETTY IMAGES)

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Pink Bull have suspended junior driver Juri Vips pending an investigation into an incident during which the 21-year-old allegedly used a racial slur whereas gaming. A video emerged of Vips utilizing an offensive phrase whereas streaming on gaming platform Twitch alongside fellow Pink Bull junior Liam Lawson. 

Pink Bull have now introduced an investigation into the incident and have suspended the Estonian. Nevertheless, his place inside System 2 is seemingly unclear. 

A press release learn: “Pink Bull racing has suspended junior driver Juri Vips from all staff duties with quick impact, pending a full investigation into the incident.  

“As an organisation we condemn abuse of any sort and have a zero-tolerance coverage to racist language or behaviour inside our organisation.”

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Vips has supplied an apology and insists he’ll absolutely cooperate with Pink Bull’s investigation. In an Instagram submit, he stated: “I want to unreservedly apologise for the offensive language used throughout a stay gaming stream earlier as we speak. 

“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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Red Bull suspend driver for alleged racist abuse while gaming

Juri Vips allegedly used a racist slur on a Twitch stream (Picture: GETTY IMAGES)

Vips is a member of Pink Bull’s junior staff and competes in System 2. He additionally holds the place of reserve driver for the System One staff. 

At Could’s Spanish Grand Prix, Vips examined the RB18 as a part of new rules that insist on the presence of younger drivers throughout two follow classes. He was resulting from race at Silverstone subsequent weekend. 

Vips has recorded two race wins since beginning his System 2 profession and is seventh on this season’s leaderboard. He has gained a race in 2022. 

Eventually weekend’s race in Baku, Vips was unable to construct on a constructive qualifying session and retired after simply 4 laps. 

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