“We would like to emphasize once again that Mazepin and Mick Schumacher will form our driver duo in 2021. In an earlier statement, we indicated that we would deal with Nikita’s behavior internally. That has since happened. Furthermore, we are not making any statements about this case, ”said Haas, who previously described Mazepin’s behavior as ‘repugnant’.
Mazepin and Schumacher were presented by Haas earlier this year as successors to Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen, who drove for the team for years. However, 21-year-old Mazepin, the son of a wealthy father, recently made negative headlines after a video appeared on the internet showing him touching a female passenger in the back seat from the passenger seat in a car.
Although Haas immediately condemned Mazepin’s behavior and the Russian himself went deep in the dust, the driver’s action continued to occupy the mind.
It was also by no means the first time that Mazepin was in the news in a negative way. For example, he could be seen partying in a nightclub, despite the corona protocol surrounding motorsport and he was punished for actions on the track after some very dangerous, defensive maneuvers.
Screenshots of Mazepin were also circulating on social media and some female followers on Instagram made sexual proposals. In November, he also received a lot of criticism after ‘congratulating’ the corona virus on its one-year anniversary, referring to the first infection in Wuhan in 2019.