After the rumors, this Saturday came the confirmation. Haas terminated the contract with Nikita Mazepin, a Russian pilot, based on the invasion of Ukraine. A situation that sparked criticism from the 23-year-old who accused officials of misunderstanding.
“Dear fans, I am disappointed to learn that the contract in F1 has been terminated. Although I understand the difficulties regarding the impositions of the FIA, I have seen my willingness to accept them. [correr sobre bandeira neutra e não podia participar no GP do Reino Unido] completely ignored and there was no procedure in this unilateral decision,” he said in an Instagram post.