Vips was heard utilizing racist language throughout a stay stream of a online game on Tuesday, prompting Pink Bull to take fast motion.
The System 1 crew issued a press release confirming he had been suspended from its crew actions forward of a full investigation.
“Pink Bull Racing has suspended junior driver Juri Vips from all crew duties with fast impact, pending a full investigation into the incident,” the crew stated.
“As an organisation we condemn abuse of any form and have a zero-tolerance coverage to racist language or behaviour inside our organisation.”
Vips took to Instagram to “unreservedly apologise for the offensive language used throughout a stay gaming stream earlier at present.”
“This language is completely unacceptable and doesn’t painting the values and rules that I maintain,” Vips wrote.
“I deeply remorse my actions and this isn’t the instance I with to set. I’ll cooperate with the investigation totally.”
Vips has been a member of the Pink Bull junior programme because the finish of 2018. He completed fourth within the following 12 months’s FIA F3 championship earlier than graduating to F2, the place he’s at present competing in his third season.
Alongside his F2 racing commitments, Vips has additionally served as a take a look at and reserve driver for Pink Bull and its sister crew, AlphaTauri, because the finish of 2020, in addition to endeavor common simulator work for the groups.
The Estonian made his F1 race weekend debut earlier this 12 months when he took half in opening observe for the Spanish Grand Prix with Pink Bull, fulfilling one of many crew’s two required younger driver observe appearances for the season.
Vips is subsequent as a result of race within the F2 spherical at Silverstone subsequent weekend in help of the British Grand Prix. His crew, Hitech Grand Prix, is but to concern any touch upon the matter.