The Haas Formula One team has finished The team announced, on Saturday, the contract of the Russian driver Nikita Mazepin and its main sponsor, the Russian chemical giant Uralkali, due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
“Haas F1 Team has chosen to terminate, with immediate effect, the Uralkali title partnership, and the driver’s contract with Nikita Mazepin,” the team said in a statement. “As with the rest of the Formula 1 community, the team is shocked and saddened by the invasion of Ukraine and wishes a speedy and peaceful end to the conflict.”
A replacement driver is expected to be named next week.
Tuesday, The International Automobile Federation said: That Russian and Belarusian drivers can continue to race, but only under a neutral “FIA flag” and without displaying any Russian/Belarusian symbols, colors or flags on their uniform, equipment and vehicle “until further notice”. This provision also extends to competitors and individual officials.
Mazepin chirp He is “very disappointed” that his contract has been terminated.
While I understand the difficulties, the ruling by the FIA as well as my continued desire to accept the proposed terms in order to continue has been ignored, and no process has been followed in this unilateral move.”
“To those who have tried to understand, my eternal thanks. I cherish my time in Formula One and I sincerely hope we can get back together again in better times. I will have more to say in the coming days.”
CNN has reached out to the Haas team for comment.
Formula One terminated his contract With the Russian Grand Prix promoted on Thursday, which means Russia won’t have a race in the future anymore.
The 2022 F1 season begins on March 20 in Bahrain.
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