Red Bull Racing, has suspended reserve and junior driver Juri Vips from all team duties with immediate effect.
Footage emerged of Juri Vips, on social media using a racist slur whilst streaming on Twitch.
Red Bull Racing has suspended junior driver Juri Vips from all team duties with immediate effect, pending a full investigation into the incident. As an organisation we condemn abuse of any kind and have a zero-tolerance policy to racist language or behaviour within our organisation.Red Bull issued the above statement on social media.
Vips has been apart of the Red Bull junior team since 2018, and drove for the Formula 1 team during FP1 at the Spanish Grand Prix. As well as this, he has represented the team at two end of season tests in Abu Dhabi.
I wish to unreservedly apologise for the offensive language used during a live gaming stream earlier today. This language is entirely unacceptable and does not portray the values and principles that I hold. I deeply regret my actions and this is not the example I wish to set. I will cooperate with the investigation fully.Juri Vips statement on social media.
Vips is set to race next at the British Grand Prix in just over a weeks time, for HiTech Grand Prix in Formula 2, who have yet to issue their own statement on the matter.
One response to “Juri Vips suspended of all RB team duties”
Of course this is the correct thing to do but I wonder what action RB would have taken if it was Golden Balls ?