Nikita Mazepin, in 2021 one of the new drivers at Haas, hasn’t ridden a single meter during an official Grand Prix, but came into disrepute last month anyway. After posting a video in which he touched a woman, a call was made on the internet to keep the Russian out of Formula 1. This does not seem to be happening, but the first sponsor has now spoken out.
It concerns Jack&Jones, the personal sponsor of Kevin Magnussen. The clothing brand won’t be a sponsor of the team from 2021 onwards and therefore now feels free to distance itself from Mazepin and Haas.
It can’t be said this statement and its timing is very heroic, as they have waited for their contract to officially expire, yet the company’s position is welcomed by a number of F1 journalists and followers.