Mazepin signed a multi-year contract with Haas

in early December after a successful season in Formula 2

He will form a partnership with Mick Schumacher, the son of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher

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Shortly after the announcement, a video appeared on the Russian’s Instagram account in which he made a seemingly unsolicited attempt to touch a woman’s breast

Haas quickly condemned the 23-second video clip filmed of a front seat passenger in a moving car with Mazepin and the woman in the back seat, describing the fact that the video was posted on social media, as “hideous”

“The Haas F1 Team would like to confirm again that Nikita Mazepin and Mick Schumacher will form its driver line-up for the FIA ​​Formula 1 World Championship in 2021,” said the team’s statement

“According to the team’s previous statement on the actions of Nikita Mazepin (Sept. December) this matter has now been dealt with internally and no further comment may be made ”

“I admit that I have not fulfilled my duties to myself and to many people, I promise to learn from them,” he said

However, the response from most online fans has been quick, and many condemned what they perceived as a lack of adequate action

Others pointed out that Lewis Hamilton was more disciplined for his stance on Black Lives Matter

@ HaasF1Team I’ve lost all respect in you If an engineer did what Mazepin did, he was fired within 24 hours

Imagine what it looks like when you convey a clear message to all women who work at Haas, all women who work on other F1 teams, &, and all journalists in the F1 paddock that sexual assault is on Women are okay they say mazepin can sexually assault them as well

Again, Lewis Hamilton had more ramifications for activism than Nikita Mazepin for the public search for someone https: // tco / DZavHvWqAr

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