Red Bull Racing have suspended Formula Two driver Juri Vips pending an investigation after the Estonian uttered a racial slur throughout a reside stream, the group introduced on Tuesday.
Vips, 21, uttered the racial slur on streaming platform Twitch and was suspended after the video appeared on social media.
“Red Bull Racing has suspended junior driver Juri Vips from all team duties with immediate effect, pending a full investigation into the incident,” it stated.
“As an organisation we condemn abuse of any kind and have a zero-tolerance policy to racist language or behaviour within our organisation.”
Vips later apologised on Instagram and stated he would totally cooperate with the investigation.
“I wish to unreservedly apologize for the offensive language used during a live gaming stream earlier today,” he wrote.
“This language is entirely unacceptable and does not portray the values and principles that I hold. I deeply regret my actions and this is not the example I wish to set.”
Vips, who drives for the British-based Hitech Grand Prix group in Formula Two, is seventh within the standings.
Last month he drove Red Bull’s Formula One automotive throughout Friday’s observe forward of the Spanish Grand Prix.
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