Cannapolis, NC – Haas recently denounced car Nikita Majepin for “nasty” video, showing the driver holding a woman in the back seat of the car.
The 21-year-old Russian was announced last week as the driver for the American Formula One team in 2021. He posted the video on Instagram Stories and it quickly spread on social media before Mazepin deleted the clip.
“The Haas F1 team does not condone Nikita Majepin’s behavior in a recent video posted on her social media. In addition, the fact that this video was posted on social media was also disgusting to the Haas F1 team. We are resolving this issue internally, ”the team said in a statement.
In the video, Mazepin reaches out from the passenger seat of the car and touches the chest of an unidentified woman sitting in the back seat. In response to the touch the woman moves her hand, then raises her middle finger and covers the camera.
“Majepin posted an apology on Twitter for recent actions in terms of my own misconduct and the fact that it was posted on social media.
“Sorry for the mistake I made and the embarrassment I caused to the Haas F1 team,” Majepin wrote. “I have to have high standards of myself as a Formula 1 driver and I agree that I’m disappointed myself and a lot of people. I promise I will learn from this.”
Mazepin is the son of Russian billionaire Dmitry Mazepin, who financially supports the racing endeavor. Nikita Majepin Haas will be part of the team with Mick Schumacher, the son of Formula Two champion and seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher.
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