Formula 1: New Zealander Liam Lawson takes reserve driver role at Red Bull after team fires Juri Vips for using racial slur

Formula 1: New Zealander Liam Lawson takes reserve driver role at Red Bull after team fires Juri Vips for using racial slur- New…

Formula 1: New Zealander Liam Lawson takes reserve driver role at Red Bull after team fires Juri Vips for using racial slur
Formula 1: New Zealander Liam Lawson takes reserve driver role at Red Bull after team fires Juri Vips for using racial slur

Formula 1: New Zealander Liam Lawson takes reserve driver role at Red Bull after team fires Juri Vips for using racial slur- New Zealander Liam Lawson will take on the
reserve driver role at Red Bull after the Formula One championship leaders dropped Estonian Juri Vips for a racial slur. Follow Formula 1 updates on InsideSport.IN

Red Bull terminated Vips’s contract last Tuesday after an investigation into a remark made during a video game live stream session that also featured Lawson as one of the competitors.

Formula 1: New Zealander Liam Lawson takes reserve driver role at Red Bull after team fires Juri Vips for using racial slur

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“Liam Lawson steps into that role following the Juri Vips announcement,” Red Bull team boss Christian Horner told reporters at the British Grand Prix.

Lawson, 20, is in his second season in Formula Two with Carlin.

India’s Jehan Daruvala, who tested privately with McLaren last week, and (Norwegian) Dennis Hauger are also Red Bull juniors competing in Formula Two and qualified for super-licences.

Horner said both were doing well and their progress was being “followed with interest”.

Red Bull are unlikely to have any F1 race seats available next season and the reserve role is mainly to provide backup to the established drivers and cover should one of them be unable to race.

Formula 1: New Zealander Liam Lawson takes reserve driver role at Red Bull after team fires Juri Vips for using racial slur

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