Formule 1 | Red Bull Racing suspend Jüri Vips, son pilote de réserve en F1

Red Bull Racing has suspended Jüri Vips as the team investigates an incident involving the Estonian over an alleged racial slur.

Vips allegedly uttered the insult during a Twitch stream while playing with fellow Red Bull driver Liam Lawson.

Vips is a member of Red Bull’s junior team, which he joined ahead of the 2019 season, and also serves as a reserve driver for Red Bull’s Formula 1 team.

He tested the RB18 at the Spanish Grand Prix (pictured) under new 2022 regulations requiring young drivers to attend two free practice sessions.

In a statement released on Tuesday evening, Red Bull Racing said it had “suspended junior driver Jüri Vips from all team duties with immediate effect, pending a full investigation into the incident”.

“As an organization, we condemn abuse of any kind and have a zero tolerance policy for racist language or behavior within our organization.”

On his Instagram account, Vips indicated that he “wishes to unreservedly apologize for the offensive language used during a game earlier today”.

“This language is completely unacceptable and does not represent the values ​​and principles I hold dear. I deeply regret my actions and this is not the example I wish to set. I will cooperate fully with the investigation.”

The rest of Vips’ Formula 2 season remains unclear.

He is due to race at Silverstone next weekend and sits seventh in the standings.

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