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Vortex in Formula 1: Red Bull throws pilot out after scandal

2022-06-23T03:36:19.452Z

Vortex in Formula 1: Red Bull throws pilot out after scandal Created: 06/23/2022Updated: 06/23/2022 05:30 By: Vincent Fischer A racist incident shakes Formula 1. The replacement driver Jüri Vips is criticized. Now Red Bull Racing has suspended the pilot. Milton Keynes - The Formula 1 team Red Bull Racing has suspended replacement driver Jüri Vips with immediate effect because of a racist remar



Vortex in Formula 1: Red Bull throws pilot out after scandal

Created: 06/23/2022Updated: 06/23/2022 05:30

By: Vincent Fischer

A racist incident shakes Formula 1. The replacement driver Jüri Vips is criticized.

Now Red Bull Racing has suspended the pilot.

Milton Keynes - The Formula 1 team Red Bull Racing has suspended replacement driver Jüri Vips with immediate effect because of a racist remark.

The 21-year-old Estonian is said to have become abusive on a social media platform, using the N-word.

Together with friends, including teammate Liam Lawson, Vips had streamed a video game in a live stream.

"Zero tolerance policy": Red Bull Racing condemns incident

"Red Bull Racing has suspended junior driver Jüri Vips from all team duties with immediate effect pending a full investigation into the incident," the team said in a statement.

"As an organization, we condemn all forms of abuse and have a zero tolerance policy for racist language or behavior within our organization."

Jüri Vips: Red Bull Racing's youngster hope was suspended after a racist statement.

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As in many other sports, the fight against racism and discrimination is also a top priority in Formula 1.

Under the "We race as one" campaign, the pilots and racing teams set an example together.

Until the current season, there was a kneeling before every race, and a video against racism is also recorded.

Other actions and measures are also part of the campaign.

Jüri Vips

Born: August 10, 2000 in Tallinn (Estonia)

Racing team: Red Bull Racing

Greatest success: German Formula 4 Championship 2017

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The pilot himself apologized in a statement on Instagram.

"I would like to apologize unreservedly for the offensive language I used during a live gaming stream today.

This language is totally unacceptable and does not reflect the values ​​and principles that I uphold," said the 21-year-old.

He also announced that he would fully cooperate with the investigation.

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Vips has mainly been in Formula 2, where he won two of 43 career races.

At the Spanish Grand Prix in May, he made his debut in free practice for a Formula 1 race, replacing regular Mexican driver Sergio Perez.

It was his only mission - and probably his last for the time being.

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Source: merkur

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