The Red Bull Formula 1 team says a staff member who sent racist comments that were revealed on social media is “no longer an employee”.
Images published online showed the member of staff engaging in extensive messaging exchanges using racist language.
The team member, who was not part of the trackside group, is no longer a Red Bull Racing employee.
“We condemn racist abuse of any kind and have a zero-tolerance policy to racist behaviour,” a Red Bull statement read.
“The person in question is no longer an employee of Red Bull Racing.”
The images that circulated online showed various messages with offensive language sent across a number of different dates.
It comes less than two weeks after Red Bull was moved to publicly lend its support to Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton after Hamilton – F1’s only Black driver – was racially abused following his controversial clash with Red Bull driver Max Verstappen in the British Grand Prix.