Red Bull Racing Fires Driver For Using Racial Slur During Video Game Stream

Barcelona (Spain), Italy, February 20 2020 alexander albon (tha) red bull racing rb15 during Pre-season Testing 2020 Formula 1 Championship


Red Bull Racing has fired Juri Vips, a 21-year-old Estonian F2 driver, just two weeks after he was caught using a racial slur during a Call of Duty video game stream.

Vips made the comment on a hot mic during the stream which sparked an investigation by the race team.

“Following its investigation into an online incident involving Juri Vips, Oracle Red Bull Racing has terminated Juri’s contract as its test and reserve driver,” the team said in a statement. “The team do not condone any form of racism.”

You can see the video below.

(Warning: Video contains graphic language.)

“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 said shortly after the incident.

There is no word on what is next for Vips after his departure from Red Bull Racing, but he had been sitting in 7th place in the Formula 2 standings.

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