Red Bull driver Juri Vips releases statement to address suspension – ‘Unacceptable’

RED BULL driver Juri Vips used a racial slur throughout a stay stream of a online game earlier this week.

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Purple Bull’s Juri Vips has launched a press release addressing his suspension after he used offensive language stay on a streaming platform on Tuesday. Vips admits the incident was “unacceptable” and “unreservedly” apologised for his actions.

Vips, 21, appeared to make use of a racial slur while enjoying Name of Obligation with associates on Twitch on Tuesday. The teenager, who’s racing for Hitech in System Two this season, was suspended by Purple Bull on Tuesday.

Vips’ future with the group and profession within the sport is unsure and an investigation will happen. The Estonian issued a press release by way of his Instagram to apologise for his actions.

“I want to unreservedly apologise for the offensive language used throughout a stay gaming stream earlier in the present day,” Vips stated. “This language is solely unacceptable and doesn’t promote the worth and ideas that I maintain.

Red Bull driver Juri Vips releases statement to address suspension - 'Unacceptable'

Juri Vips has been suspended by Purple Bull after making racial slurs (Picture: GETTY)

“I deeply remorse my actions and this isn’t the instance I want to set. I’ll cooperate with the investigation totally,” Purple Bull condemned their younger driver for the incident, suspending him indefinitely with quick impact.

“Purple Bull Racing has suspended junior driver Juri Vips from all group duties with quick impact, pending a full investigation into the incident,” a press release learn. “As an organisation we condemn abuse of any form and have a zero-tolerance coverage to racist language or behaviour inside our organisation.”

Vips is a part of Purple Bull’s younger driver programme and even raced as a check driver for his or her System One group in Barcelona pre-season testing. He joined in 2018, ending third in System Three, and at present sits seventh within the standings in F2 in what’s his third consecutive season within the system.

Alongside this, Vips additionally labored as a check driver for Alpha Tauri, Purple Bull’s sister group. He has but to win a race for Hitech this season, regardless of incomes three podium finishes for the British-based group. And the incident may effectively see his season come to an finish pending the investigation outcomes.


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