Nikita Mazepin arrived at Formula 1 embroiled in controversy. The team’s Russian driver Haas He starred in an aberrant episode a few weeks ago and caused the rejection of everyone in the highest category. Mazepin uploaded a video to his Instagram Stories while he was in a friend’s car. While filming, a young woman could be seen in the rear being groped by Mazepin.
Hours after what happened, the rider himself released a statement in which he regretted what happened and expressed an apology to the entire paddock and especially to the Haas team. For its part, the US structure also repudiated the fact and stressed that the actions to be taken would remain private. Until now, there has been no official announcement.
The Haas team leader, Guenther Steiner he said after the final race of the year in Abu Dhabi that he had not yet discussed the matter with the team. However, he also said that the actions taken may not be made public. I can make an objective evaluation, obviously. Perhaps you will never know what it was about, and what the circumstances are, because I will keep them private, ”Steiner said.
Steiner added that an investigation will begin to find out what happened in the episode involving Nikita Mazepin. The Russian already suffers a tough campaign that boycotts his arrival in Formula 1 in 2021, along with Mick schumacher. “The first thing I did was investigate and I didn’t have any reaction, because I have to be objective. So I don’t have to have any reaction to it. “
“I need to gather the facts, talk to people, talk to the people involved and talk about how it happened. And then I can do my evaluation. It doesn’t affect me personally at the time. I can’t do it, because then I’m no longer objective. I need to be objective above all in these things, “said the head of the Haas team to the media to sentence.
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