Juri Vips to be Red Bull’s reserve driver for Turkish GP
2020 Formula 2 driver Juri Vips will join Red Bull and sister Formula 1 team AlphaTauri to serve as its reserve driver for this weekend’s Turkish Grand Prix.
Welcoming on board Juri Vips for the #TurkishGP! ?? ?
The Red Bull junior will be our and @redbullracing’s reserve driver for the weekend, as Sebastian Buemi and Sergio Sette Camara have other racing commitments #AlphaTauri #F1 pic.twitter.com/o70HcFNqem
— Scuderia AlphaTauri (@AlphaTauriF1) November 12, 2020
Vips has instead made appearances the above mentioned races in Formula 2 for DAMS and then also in Formula Regional European Championship.
Similar to Yuki Tsunoda’s test for mileage, Red Bull announced on Twitter that Vips had completed the required 300km in an Formula 1 car to get his FIA superlicence, thus allowing him to take a race seat.
Istanbul will have VIPS! ??? After being awarded his FIA Superlicence following the completion of 300km in an #F1 car, Juri Vips will join us and @AlphaTauriF1 trackside as Reserve Driver this weekend #TurkishGP pic.twitter.com/gd94fyZCzk
— Red Bull Racing Honda (@redbullracing) November 12, 2020
Vips will step in for the normal Red Bull and AlphaTauri reserves Sebastian Buemi and Sergio Sette Camara, whom both have prior commitments this weekend in the FIA World Endurance Championship season finale in Bahrain.
This will be positive news for Vips as it look likely that Gelael is set to return from his back injury for the round in Bahrain later this month. Check out our dedicated race weekend page (Bahrain Round 11) to keep up-to-date with the news.
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