Cwidespread wave in social networks and a general uproar. the last days of Yuri Vips They have turned their sports career around after a Twitch broadcast was heard making a racist comment.
The F2 driver, one of the great promises of the academy of Red Bull, He was left aside as a tester and team reserve until the situation was clarified. Finally, he had his contract terminated because “does not condone any form of racism”. Everything, in the same week in which a comment by Piquet on Lewis Hamilton fueled the controversy.
Nevertheless, Vips will continue to drive for Hitech for the rest of the season. In the first six races he has achieved three podiums and two pole positions that have placed him in seventh place in the championship.
In a statement, the head of Hitech, Oliver Oakes, He assures that the 21-year-old pilot will have the opportunity to correct his mistake on the track as well.
“I have made the decision that Juri will keep her F2 seat with Hitech for the remainder of the season, a decision that we have seriously debated. Allowing you to complete your season with Hitech is one chance to show, through his actions, the kind of person he is,” he says.
“I have made it clear that I think the language used was totally unacceptablebut I decide to give him the opportunity to redeem himself,” he insists.
At odds with F2
The decision has not fallen on deaf ears for the competition, which has been surprised. “Today’s Hitech Grand Prix Decision it’s amazing and we wouldn’t have taken it. We will be monitoring the situation carefully with them to ensure this type of behavior is properly addressed.”
“Following the recent incident involving Juri Vips, F2 wants to reaffirm that the use of racist or discriminatory language cannot be tolerated in any environment“, Says the statement issued by the competition after this decision.