Red Bull Racing has suspended junior racer Juri Vips after he used an expletive in a comment during a live gaming stream on Tuesday. The 21-year-old, who has since apologized for the incident, was relieved of all team duties effective immediately until a full investigation, Red Bull said in a statement.
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Estonian racing driver Karl Vips, who competes in Formula 2 this year, apologized on Tuesday for using offensive language during a live gaming session. “The language I used was entirely unacceptable,” Vips wrote on Instagram. “I wish to unreservedly apologise for the offensive language used during a live gaming stream earlier today.” The 23-year-old currently races with Hitech GP and sits seventh in the Formula 2 standings. Earlier this year, he replaced Sergio Pérez to drive Red Bull’s F1 car in a practice session ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix.