Juri Vips: Former Red Bull reserve driver keeps Formula 2 seat despite racist slur

Juri Vips has kept his seat in Formula 2 despite being sacked by backers Red Bull for using a racist slur. Vips was dropped from Red Bull’s driver programme and as their Formula 1 test and reserve driver after using offensive language during an online game. But he added: “If we live in a society where no one can make a mistake, then genuinely apologise, have the chance for redemption and learn from it, what does it say about society?”. Oakes said that having his contact terminated by Red Bull was “a crushing experience” for Vips and “a deservedly severe punishment”.

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