Pink Bull Racing have suspended Formulation Two driver Juri Vips pending an investigation after the Estonian uttered a racial slur throughout a dwell stream, the crew introduced on Tuesday.
Vips, 21, uttered the racial slur on streaming platform Twitch and was suspended after the video appeared on social media.
“Pink Bull Racing has suspended junior driver Juri Vips from all crew duties with rapid impact, pending a full investigation into the incident,” it stated.
“As an organisation we condemn abuse of any sort and have a zero-tolerance coverage to racist language or behaviour inside our organisation.”
Vips later apologised on Instagram and stated he would totally cooperate with the investigation.
“I want to unreservedly apologize for the offensive language used throughout a dwell gaming stream earlier right this moment,” he wrote.
“This language is solely unacceptable and doesn’t painting the values and rules that I maintain. I deeply remorse my actions and this isn’t the instance I want to set.”
Vips, who drives for the British-based Hitech Grand Prix crew in Formulation Two, is seventh within the standings.
Final month he drove Pink Bull’s Formulation One automotive throughout Friday’s observe forward of the Spanish Grand Prix.