(Motorsport-Total.com) – Red Bull has suspended its junior driver Jury Whips from its driving team with immediate effect. The background is the racist word that escaped the Estonian language during a live stream on Tuesday. The group confirmed in a statement that Vips will no longer be involved in group activities for the time being.
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“Red Bull Racing has suspended junior driver Yuri Whips from all work with the team, with immediate effect and a full investigation into the incident is pending,” a statement said. “As an organization we condemn any kind of abuse and have a policy of not tolerating racist language or behavior within our organization.”
Whips played a first-person shooter with friends, including his Red Bull colleague Liam Lawson, and broadcast it live to the public. The Formula 2 driver later apologized on Instagram for the racist expression “knicker” on Lawson’s channel in Twitch.
He writes: “I want to unconditionally apologize for the hurtful language I used during the live gaming stream today. This language is completely unacceptable and does not reflect the values and principles I support.”
“I’m very sorry for my actions. This is not a good example I would like to set. I will fully co-operate with the investigation.”
It is unclear how things will proceed with the Estonian in terms of the game. Whips is one of five Red Bull juniors in Formula 2, where he competes for the high-tech team. He is currently seventh overall, most recently throwing a potential victory with an accident at the main race in Baguio.
His team leader Oliver Oaks told Motorsport-Total.com, “I was shocked and shocked to hear about this incident. The jury’s comments are offensive and do not reflect the integrated values of hi-tech.”
Vips has been part of the Red Bull junior team since the end of 2018 and now serves as a test, simulator and reserve driver for Red Bull and AlphaTauri. He last debuted in training in Barcelona on Friday, replacing Sergio Perez in one of two mandatory training sessions for new players (Friday Drivers for an overview of 2022) Graduated.
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