Red Bull He has acted severely when it comes to punishing improper behavior by one of the promises he treasures in his junior talent show. The energy drink team did not shake their pulse when she found out that Yuri Vips used the word ‘nigga’ during a live stream on Twitch. It is an offensive allusion to the black collective in the United States. This term is derived from ‘nigger’. It is a word that refers to the times of slavery and is considered a serious racial insult. In addition, the 21-year-old pilot also made a homophobic comment by stating that the color pink is for gays.
The Estonian driver, who runs in formula 2, has been suspended by those of Milton Keynes in a sudden way for that racist comment. Vips was playing the video game ‘Call of Duty: Warzone’ when he expressed himself in a way that Red Bull has considered as intolerable behavior for an Academy pilot of him.
“Red Bull Racing has suspended junior driver Juri Vips from all team roles effective immediatelypending a full investigation into the incident. As an organization we condemn insult of any kind and have a zero tolerance policy against racist language or behavior within our team“, has indicated the F1 team in a brief official statement.
The quick reaction of Vips
For its part, Vips has been repentant. Through social networks he has replied with a letter in which he asks for forgiveness. “I would like to openly apologize for the offensive language used while playing live online today. This language is totally unacceptable y does not represent my values and principles. I deeply regret my actions and this is not the example I want to set. I will go out of my way to cooperate with the investigation,” she said.
Vips came to Red Bull in 2018. He was fourth in F3 in 2019. And now he has been racing in F2 for three years. This season he is seventh overall with 51 points. The Estonian even participated in the Free Practices of the 2022 Spanish GP. He was at the wheel of the RB18 on the Catalan track, replacing Checo Pérez. In his F1 debut he completed 23 laps. And let’s not forget that he represented the Milton Keynes team in post-season testing in Abu Dhabi.