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Vienna – Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 10:03 p.m

The Formula 1 team Red Bull Racing has suspended its replacement driver Jüri Vips because of an alleged racist derailment.

The racing team announced on Tuesday that they wanted to investigate the incident. “As an organization, we condemn insults of any kind and have a zero-tolerance policy towards racist language and behavior,” said World Champion Max Verstappen’s team.

The Red Bull Junior did in a live stream uses the N-word, which was the undoing of simple NASCAR Cup champion Kyle Larson (2021) during the corona pandemic in 2020.

Vips said on Instagram: “I apologize in all forms for my offensive language during today’s live stream. This language is unacceptable and goes against my values ​​and principles. I deeply regret my action, I will fully respond during the investigation cooperate.”

As a regular driver in the Formula 2 junior series, the Red Bull Junior is seventh overall. The 21-year-old was also used in the first Formula 1 practice session at the Spanish Grand Prix in May at the Red Bull. The premier class obliges the teams to give a youngster a chance to practice at least twice a season.

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