Haas F1 racing workforce introduced Saturday that Russian driver Nikita Mazepin is not going to race for the workforce throughout the 2022 Formula One season.
According to the New York Post, the workforce severed ties with the 23-year-old and his sponsor Uralkali within the aftermath of Russia’s ongoing invasion in opposition to Ukraine.
“Haas F1 team has elected to terminate, with immediate effect, the title partnership of Uralkali, and the driver contract of Nikita Mazepin,” the workforce mentioned in a assertion. “As with the rest of the Formula One community, the team is shocked and saddened by the invasion of Ukraine and wishes for a swift and peaceful end to the conflict.”
Mazepin mentioned in a press release through Twitter that whereas dissatisfied within the consequence, he hopes to search out his manner again to the game in “better times.”
Just a rookie final season, Mazepin was the one Russian on the grid. Haas racing failed to attain a single level and Mazepin completed twenty first within the standings.
His future was already up within the air after Motorsport UK not too long ago banned all Russian and Belarusian license holders from competing within the nation. Haas eliminated Uralkali branding from the No. 9 automobile throughout the closing day of testing at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya final week.
In addition to the ousting of Mazepin, Formula One known as off its 2022 race in Russia. They introduced Thursday that they’d not race in Russia, terminating its contract with the Russian Grand Prix.
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