Haas has condemned the actions of 2021 driver Nikita Mazepin after the Russian posted a video on social media. On Wednesday morning a video appeared on the Instagram account of Haas driver Nikita Mazepin which showed three people, two men and one woman, driving in a Porsche.
The camera operator, who is not seen, reaches out and touches the woman’s chest. The woman reacts by showing her middle finger to the camera before covering the lens.
The video has since been deleted with a statement from Haas following some hours later confirming the team will deal with the matter internally.
The statement reads: “Haas F1 Team does not condone the behaviour of Nikita Mazepin in the video recently posted on his social media.
“Additionally, the very fact the video was posted on social media is also abhorrent to Haas F1 Team.
“The matter is being dealt with internally and no further comment shall be made at this time.”
Mazepin has since apologised for the incident on Twitter, writing: “I would like to apologise for my recent actions both in terms of my own inappropriate heavier and the fact that it was posted onto social media.
“I am sorry for the offence 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.”