Red Bull Racing has suspended Formula Two driver Jury Whips after Estonian used racial slurs during a live stream, the team announced Tuesday.
“Red Bull Racing has suspended junior driver Jury Whip from all team duties with immediate effect, prompting a thorough investigation into the incident,” it said.
“As an organization, we condemn any form of abuse and our organization has a zero-tolerance policy on racist language or behavior.”
The 21-year-old whip later apologized in a message posted on Instagram, saying he would co-operate fully in the investigation.
“I would like to unconditionally apologize for the offensive language used during the live gaming stream before today,” he wrote.
“This language is completely unacceptable and does not reflect the values and principles I hold. I sincerely regret my actions and I do not wish to set this example.”
Whip is seventh in Formula Two, driving for the British-based Hi-Tech Grand Prix team.
He drives a Red Bull Formula One car during training on Friday before last month’s Spanish Grand Prix.