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Hass breaks up with Nikita Mazepin

He was banned from running the UK Grand Prix.

Now the Haas Formula 1 team has parted with Russian driver Nikita Mazepin, according to information from Sky Sports.

Rounds around Russian Formula 1 driver Nikita Mazepin have been several rounds, since the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

First, the FIA ​​announced that Russian and Belarusian drivers would be allowed to drive during the season, if they did so under a neutral flag. This opened the way for Mazepin to continue starting next season.

The British Motorsports Association then exited and suspended its participation at Silverstone in June.

Keys with Mazepin

Now comes the information that Mazepin’s stable – American Haas – is breaking his contract with the Russian driver, according to reports Sky Sports. His replacement is believed to be reserve driver Pietro Fittipaldi.

Haas previously announced that they are waiting for potential FIA penalties before making a decision on their controversial driver. His father, oligarch Dmitry Mazepin, has strong ties with Vladimir Putin, and through his ownership in the Russian fertilizer giant Uralkali, the main sponsor of the team.

On Thursday, news also came that Formula 1 is breaking up with the Grand Prix of Russia, so there will be no racing in the country again.

Nikita Mazepin.

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