Red Bull has confirmed an employee who sent racist personal text messages is no longer working for the company.
“We condemn racist abuse of any kind and have a zero-tolerance policy to racist behaviour,” said Red Bull in a statement. “The person in question is no longer an employee of Red Bull Racing.”
Last week Red Bull strongly condemned racist abuse aimed at Lewis Hamilton on social media following his collision with Max Verstappen.
“While we may be fierce rivals on-track, we are all united against racism,” said the team at the time. “We condemn racist abuse of any kind towards our team, our competitors and our fans.
“As a team we are disgusted and saddened to witness the racist abuse Lewis endured on social media after the collision with Max. There is never any excuse for it, there is certainly no place for it in our sport and those responsible should be held accountable.”
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner said “highly charged emotions should never cross the line into racist abuse.”
“We have a zero tolerance approach to racist behaviour within our team and I personally feel strongly that those responsible for this sort of abuse should be held to account.
“We will continue to support the FIA and F1 in order to eradicate this from our sport.”
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