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F2 team saves Vips' career over racism scandal

Jun.30 Juri Vips has been thrown a career-saving lifeline by his Formula 2 team. The 21-year-old Estonian was a Red Bull junior and F1 reserve driver until he was dumped by the energy drink company for uttering the ‘N-word' during a live gaming stream. But his F2 employer, the Silverstone based Hitech team which axed its title sponsorship with Uralkali this year over the Ukraine crisis, is sticking with Vips. The team issued a statement vowing to provide Vips, who is seventh overall in Formula 2 this season so far, with 'the opportunity to redeem himself'. Team boss Oliver Oakes confirmed the news but said the decision was 'seriously debated' following the 'crushing experience' of...
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