In a press release published on Wednesday, the Haas Formula 1 team renewed its confidence in Nikita Mazepin, who will be one of its two drivers in 2021.
He recently hit the headlines. However, this Wednesday, via his account Twitter official, Haas has renewed its confidence in Russian Nikita Mazepin, who will indeed be one of the two drivers of the American Formula 1 team, from next season, that is to say in 2021. A few days ago, the pilot had however been implicated because of inappropriate gestures in a video. In a press release issued with this official confirmation, the team, which finished penultimate in the standings of the constructors’ world championship last year, in 2020, also specifies: “This file has now been handled internally, and no further comments will be made. “ Just after the announcement of his arrival at Haas, Mazepin was then talked about, after the appearance of a video on the social network Instagram. In it, the young Russian, now 21, filmed himself, trying to touch the breast of a young woman, who then did not seem to be really consenting.
Team Statement: pic.twitter.com/hRpoTAaanM
– Haas F1 Team (@ HaasF1Team) December 23, 2020
Mazepin had apologized for his “inappropriate behavior”
Fifth in the last Formula 2 championship, Nikita Mazepin then apologized for his “inappropriate behavior”: “I admit having failed in my duties towards myself and many people. I promise to learn from this. It was not then the first time that Mazepin had talked about him. Indeed, the Russian has the reputation of being far too aggressive on the track. In 2016, then in European F3, he also hit an opponent. It was on December 1 that the arrival of Mazepin, from Formula 2, before was formalized. At his side, the German Mick Schumacher, son of Michaël Schumacher, seven-time world champion, will be at the wheel of the team’s second single-seater. Last year, the Danish Kevin Magnussen and the French Romain Grosjean were in their place.