This week was a constant headache for Nikita Mazepin. The Russian pilot starred in a scandal after sharing a video on his social networks, in which he is seen touching a woman’s breast. However, within minutes Mazepin deleted the video. This raised the possibility that he might not be able to reach the Formula 1 in 2021.
This Thursday, Formula 1 was expressed after the controversy starring Nikita Mazepin through a short statement in which they supported the rejection of the majority of the motor world and clarified that any decision made by the team Haas, will be supported by the category. Mazepin has already issued an apology, although it was widely disavowed.
The Formula 1 statement
“We strongly support the Haas F1 Team in its response to the recent inappropriate actions of its driver, Nikita Mazepin,” begins the very short text shared by the category and the International Automobile Federation (FIA) on social media. This Wednesday, the Haas team already announced that it will discuss the sanction that Mazepin will receive in the coming days.
Mazepin has issued a public apology for his misconduct and this matter will continue to be dealt with internally by the Haas F1 Team. The ethical principles and the diverse and inclusive culture of our sport are of the utmost importance to the FIA and Formula 1 ”, stated from the world motorsport regulator. In addition, the young woman involved in the video also clarified the situation.
“Hello guys. I just want to let you know that Nikita and I have been good friends for a long time and none of that video was serious at all. We trust each other and it was a silly way to joke with each other. I posted this video in their stories as an inside joke. I’m really sorry. I want to give you my word that he is a really good person and that he would never do anything to harm or humiliate me, “explained the model. Andrea D’lVal.
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