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Juri Vips: Red Bull Racing suspends junior driver after racist slur on live gaming stream

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Red Bull Racing has suspended junior driver Juri Vips after he used a racial slur throughout a reside gaming stream on Tuesday.

The 21-year-old, who has since apologized for the incident, was relieved of all group duties with quick impact pending a full investigation, Crimson Bull mentioned in a statement.

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

Vips, who’s racing in Formulation 2 this season, admitted the language used was “fully unacceptable” in a publish on his private Instagram account on Tuesday.

“I want to unreservedly apologise for the offensive language used throughout a reside gaming stream earlier right now,” Vips wrote.

“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.”

The Estonian at present races with the British-based Hitech GP group and sits seventh within the Formulation 2 standings.

Earlier this 12 months, he changed Sergio Pérez to drive Crimson Bull’s F1 automotive in a observe session forward of the Spanish Grand Prix.