The Red Bull Racing garage for Formula 2 has been embroiled in trouble now as their recruit Juri Vips has been suspended pending further investigation as he used some expletives while appearing on a live stream in recent times. The Estonian was notified of his suspension through an announcement that the Red Bull Team sent out on Tuesday.
As Formula 1 is striving towards achieving a much higher degree of inclusivity than what had been achieved in all the years for which the sport has been active, F2 is following the same path as well. And that is the reason why all the teams have adapted a zero tolerance policy for any of the team racers using any racial slur to undermine any group of people.
Juri Vips’ suspension has come as a huge shock to the motorsports enthusiasts because the Estonian had been faring quite well in the current F2 2022 season. The racer also got the chance to be the test driver for Red Bull Racing during a Free Practice session ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix.
Juri Vips apologises for his misdemeanor on live stream
The news of Juri Vips’suspension broke out on Tuesday and the 21-year-old Estonian quickly took actions to apologise for his behaviour to all his fans. He released a statement on his Instagram page which saidhe wished to “unreservedly apologise” for the offensive words that he had uttered during the live stream and he also admitted that this was not the example that he wanted to set.
In the team statement that Red Bull Racing gave out while announcing Juri Vips’ suspension, they said, “Red Bull Racing has suspended junior driver Juri Vips from all team duties with immediate effect, pending a full investigation into the incident.”
It was further stated that, “As an organisation we condemn abuse of any kind and have a zero-tolerance policy to racist language or behaviour within our organisation.”