Haas Issue Statement About Mazepin’s “Abhorrent” Social Media Posts – WTF1

Haas Issue Statement About Mazepin’s “Abhorrent” Social Media Posts

Just over a week from announcing Nikita Mazepin as part of their 2021 driver lineup, Haas have had to make a team statement in response to a disturbing video that was shared on his Instagram. Trigger warning: this article makes reference to Mazepin groping a female passenger in a car journey. 

In the video that was shared to Mazepin’s Instagram Stories on Wednesday morning, the driver places his hand on the female passengers breast. She raised her middle finger whilst Mazepin continues, with him captioning the story “she’s the best”.

Fans have shared their disappointment and disgust at the video, with a petition even being created to kick him out of his race seat.

The team have been quick to issue a statement on the behaviour of their soon-to-be driver and stated that the fact the video was even published on his social media for all to see was totally detestable.

“Haas F1 Team does not condone the behaviour of Nikita Mazepin in the video recently posted on his social media.

“Additionally, the very fact that the video was posted on social media is also abhorrent to Haas F1 Team.”

Nikita Mazepin has also issued his own statement after removing the video from his Instagram.

“I would like to apologise for my recent actions both in terms of my inappropriate behaviour and the fact it was posted onto social media.

“I am sorry for the offense I have rightly caused and to the embarrassment I have brought to Haas F1 Team.

“I have to hold myself to a higher standard as a Formula 1 driver and I acknowledge I have let myself and many people down.

“I promise I will learn from this.”

It’s not known what consequences his actions will have, but in their statement Haas say that “the matter is being dealt with internally and no further comment shall be made at this time.”

15 thoughts on “Haas Issue Statement About Mazepin’s “Abhorrent” Social Media Posts

  • It’s a shame how a person like Mazepin gets a drive next year and a talented driver like Sergio Perez doesn’t have a seat!

  • Clifton_Cowboy says:

    Presumably they need the money he brings so nothing more than a slap on the wrist.
    F1 doesn’t need individuals like him.

  • Haas condoned his behaviour by signing him when he has a history of bad behavior. It was nothing but a money issue for them so now they should sit back and stfu because they knowingly entered into a partnership with someone who was bad news before they even put pen to paper.

  • Luca Giannone says:

    Too immature for F1 but I guess he will learn how to deal with fame. And also how to drive like a true champ, like Schumi with Barrichello in Hungary 2010 😉

  • A rich son of a rich russian scum bag, this is how they operate and treat people, imagine being an underling in there world.
    Im sure his scum money will prevail to save his drive and the next time he abuses a woman it wont be on put on social media.

  • Haas have’nt fired him because they know he is bringing a lot of money with him. To me,that makes Haas as bad as Mazepin,no matter what they say. It would have to be something a hundred times worse for Haas to consider getting a new driver.

  • Jerome IUNCKER says:

    c’est trop facile de s’excuser une fois les gestes effectués , ces gestes peuvent être et pour certains pays comme la FRANCE sont considéré comme des attouchements , et ils sont avant toutes choses condamnable , je n’ais pas vue la vidéo mais je suppose que la jeune fille doit repousser la main , du pilote donc cela veut bien dire qu’elle est contre , et dans la forme , ce n’est ni plus , ni moins qu’un viol de son intimité a cette jeune femme , alors c’est en premier à son écurie d’intervenir , puis aussi au promoteur de la F1 car de par son comportement c’est l’image de la F1 qu’il égratigne , et pour finir c’est aussi à la FIA de faire quelque chose envers ces agissements .
    Il en a plus qu’assez de fils a papa ou fils de milliardaires a avoir des comportements de la sorte ils pense que le simple fait d’être un pilote tout leurs est excuser et bien NON , une femme a des droits et c’est a elle de vouloir ou non par qui elle souhaite être toucher ou NON .


  • Phillip Whitaker says:

    Money talks. But, if continuing to support Mazepin it jeopardises future sponsorship then they wont do it. Paid drivers are short-term funding solutions. They wont risk long-term investment for that cash boost.

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