October 5, 2022


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Red Bull Keeps Vips on Young Driver Scheme After Racist Comment


A photo of racing driver Juri Vips in Red Bull coveralls.

Juri Vips continues to be a Pink Bull driver, for now.
Photograph: Mark Thompson (Getty Visuals)

Estonian racer Juri Vips has been retained as a Purple Bull junior driver, inspite of being fired from his role as the team’s test and reserve driver following a racist outburst on the web. Group principal Christian Horner verified today that Pink Bull was preserving Vips on its roster as he carries on his System 2 marketing campaign with Hitech.

Crimson Bull released an investigation into Vips’ actions just after the 21-year-aged racer was heard applying a racial slur even though streaming a gaming session on line. Quickly pursuing the incident, he was suspended by Crimson Bull pending an investigation into his actions.

When the investigation concluded, the Milton Keynes-based mostly crew declared he would be relieved of his duties as its check and reserve driver. This announcement was followed by a ‘surprising’ transfer from Vips’ F2 team, Hitech GP, which stated he would be permitted to retain his seat for the remainder of the Formulation 2 time.

A photo of Red Bull junior driver Juri Vips in a team-branded top.

Juri Vips missing his role as Red Bull check and reserve driver.
Photo: Lars Baron (Getty Photos)

Now, Sports Illustrated studies that Crimson Bull has permitted Vips to stay on its younger driver method when he contests the remaining eight races in the 2022 time. As per Sports Illustrated:

“The PA information company was the very first to report the information. In an interview with the outlet, Purple Bull workforce boss Christian Horner reported, ‘We have canceled our arrangement with him and that will certainly give him time for reflection.

“‘Everybody at some issue deserves a next likelihood, if they can display that they have actually learnt from their issues. He is a youthful guy, a young child, and we will be supporting him – even even though he has experienced his agreement terminated – from a mental well being and educational standpoint. Hopefully he will discover from it’.”

A spot on Pink Bull’s young driver method is a sizzling ticket, and I’m confident there would have been motorists queuing up to fill the hole if the team experienced permit Vips go.

In the earlier, the instruction plan assisted present-day F1 globe Winner Max Verstappen on to the grid, as nicely as Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz, McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo and the two existing Alpha Tauri motorists.

The choice not to fall Vips from the program is a bizarre one. When the workforce sacked Vips from his testing part, it said it did “not condone any kind of racism.”

Which begs the question, why does it want to keep its ties to a driver that it previously sought to length alone from?


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