“Vips immediate future is now unclear” : Hitech criticizes Juri Vips’ racist online behaviour

Hitech condemns Red Bull junior driver Juri Vips' racist behaviour online.

Juri Vips
Juri Vips
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Following Juri Vips’ suspension by Red Bull on Tuesday, the Hitech Formula 2 team has made an announcement regarding the Estonian’s internet conduct. After the Red Bull junior driver was caught on camera using a racial slur while playing an online game, VIPs’ Formula 2 squad has stepped forth to denounce the conduct of their driver.

The 21-year-old was playing a game online with another F2 driver Liam Lawson, with the duo live-streaming their game, when Vips blurted the insult. Following the incident on Monday night, the video instantly caused a stir, and Red Bull swiftly released an official statement to announce his suspension.

Since 2018, Vips has participated in Red Bull’s development project, the Red Bull Junior Team. He did participate in FP1 at the Spanish Grand Prix, marking his first Formula 1 weekend. In F2, where he competes with Hitech Grand Prix, VIPS is presently sixth in the Drivers’ Championship. On Tuesday night, Hitech owner Oliver Oakes raised the issue.

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People reacting to Juri Vips’ racist remark

Juri Vips
Juri Vips

“I was shocked and appalled to hear about this incident. The comments made by Juri are offensive and completely not reflective of Hitech’s inclusive values. Like everyone else, I found out about this an hour ago , the video and Redbull’s suspension with an investigation to follow,” said Oliver Oakes.

The Estonian posted a message over social media on Tuesday evening, stating his behavior did “not portray the values and principles that I hold.” “I wish to unreservedly apologise for the offensive language used during a live gaming stream earlier today,” he stated in his apology.

Juan Manuel Correa, a Formula 3 driver, added an encouraging remark under Vips’ assertion: We all make mistakes and unfortunately some are costlier than others. We, who know the type of person you are, know you did not mean this in the way it comes across. Life is about learning and growing, take this as an opportunity to do that and keep your head up.”

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