The Mercedes team fired four of its employees for intolerance, insulting one of their associates with a “Muslim terrorist.”

The incident happened in the IT department of Mercedes’ F1 team in Brackley, where one of the employees was allegedly the victim of impatient observations at the expense of his Muslim religion. The Mercedes leadership immediately instituted disciplinary proceedings against four people who had verbally abused their coworker and all of them had already received dismissals in the meantime.

According to an internal investigation, the Mercedes AMG F1 team confirmed that four employees had violated the policies of the team that took immediate action against the abusers. Mercedes also said that the strength of the most successful team in recent years has been in diversity and equality, and has described such actions as unacceptable.

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