Formula 2: Red Bull remove Yuri Vips from racing

On Tuesday evening, the press service of Red Bull issued a statement as follows: “Red Bull Racing is suspending Youri Vips, a member of the youth program, from racing while a detailed investigation into the incident.

Our organization condemns insults of any kind and has a zero tolerance policy for racist speech or behavior of this kind.”

What happened, and what incident are we talking about?

Videos have appeared on social networks where an Estonian racer, while playing the online game Call of Duty, makes statements that can be interpreted as racist. It is curious that among those who at that moment participated in the game with Vips was his Formula 2 rival and also a member of the Red Bull youth program, Liam Lawson. The New Zealander publicly expressed surprise at Wips because of his words.

Yuri almost immediately apologized for his intemperance, also taking to social media, “I want to sincerely apologize for the offensive remarks made during the game’s live broadcast today.

Such statements are absolutely unacceptable and do not reflect my values ​​and principles. I deeply regret my actions, this is not the example I would like to set. I will cooperate fully with the investigation.”

Jüri Vips was accepted into the Red Bull youth program in 2018, has been racing in F2 since 2020, has driven a Red Bull Racing Formula 1 car for testing in 2020 and 2021, and this season had his first training session on the Friday before May Spanish Grand Prix.

After six stages of the youth championship, the Estonian rider Hitech Grand Prix is ​​7th in the individual classification, he has no victories, but he has already climbed the podium three times, and in less than two weeks he had to start at Silverstone.

Hitech GP has not yet commented on all these events.

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