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Formula Two driver Juri Vips suspended indefinitely

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Formula Two driver Juri Vips has been suspended by his Red Bull Racing team. At this time, he is suspended indefinitely.

Vips used an n-word during a livestream.

Juri Vips making a turn in his Formula Two car (Photo by Juri Vips/Instagram) 

“Red Bull Racing has suspended junior driver Juri Vips from all team duties with immediate effect, pending a full investigation into the incident,” it said. “As an organisation we condemn abuse of any kind and have a zero-tolerance policy to racist language or behaviour within our organisation.”

The 21-year-old driver has gone to Instagram to apologize. He also said that he would participate in the investigation that is ongoing.

He is currently seventh in points in Formula Two. He also test drove a Formula One car before the Spanish Grand Prix.

“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 is the second known driver to use an n-word during a livestream. NASCAR driver Kyle Larson lost his ride following the defection of multiple sponsors.

Chip Ganassi Racing then decided to fire Larson. NASCAR gave him a season-long suspension.

Larson returned to the sport in 2021 with Hendrick Motorsports. He went on to win the Championship in his first season back.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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