Purple Bull has confirmed an worker who despatched racist private textual content messages is not working for the corporate.
The messages, which contained racist insults, had been despatched earlier this 12 months and emerged on social media this week. The person behind them was not a outstanding member of the crew.
“We condemn racist abuse of any type and have a zero-tolerance coverage to racist behaviour,” stated Purple Bull in a press release. “The individual in query is not an worker of Purple Bull Racing.”
Final week Purple Bull strongly condemned racist abuse geared toward Lewis Hamilton on social media following his collision with Max Verstappen.
“Whereas we could also be fierce rivals on-track, we’re all united towards racism,” stated the crew on the time. “We condemn racist abuse of any type in the direction of our crew, our opponents and our followers.
“As a crew we’re disgusted and saddened to witness the racist abuse Lewis endured on social media after the collision with Max. There’s by no means any excuse for it, there may be actually no place for it in our sport and people accountable ought to be held accountable.”
Purple Bull crew principal Christian Horner stated “extremely charged feelings ought to by no means cross the road into racist abuse.”
“Now we have a zero tolerance strategy to racist behaviour inside our crew and I personally really feel strongly that these answerable for this form of abuse ought to be held to account.
“We’ll proceed to assist the FIA and F1 to be able to eradicate this from our sport.”
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