NIKITA MAZEPIN has apologised after posting a video of himself groping a woman behind a automobile.
It was introduced final week that the Russian could be becoming a member of Haas for the 2021 Formula 1 season.
Mazepin competed in F2 within the 2020 seasonCredit score: Getty Pictures – Getty
The Russian posted an apology on Instagram
However there have already been calls from followers to sack the 21-year-old, after he posted the disturbing video on-line.
Having deleted the put up, Mazepin has now taken to social media to apologise for his actions, insisting that he has to ‘maintain himself to a better commonplace’.
He wrote: “I want to apologise for my latest actions each by way of my very own inappropriate behaviour and the truth that it was posted onto social media.
“I’m sorry for the offense I’ve rightly triggered and to the embarrassment I’ve delivered to Haas F1 Workforce.
“I’ve to carry myself to a better commonplace as a Method 1 driver and I acknowledge I’ve let myself and many individuals down.
“I promise I’ll study from this.”
Following the incident, Haas have additionally launched their very own assertion.
They wrote: “Haas F1 Workforce doesn’t condone the behaviour of Nikita Mazepin within the video just lately posted on his social media.
“Moreover, the actual fact that the video was posted on social media can also be abhorrent to Haas F1 Workforce.
“The matter is being handled internally and no additional remark shall be made right now.”
Mazepin competed for Hitech Racing in F2 through the 2020 season, coming fifth behind Robert Shwartzman, Yuki Tsunoda, Calum Ilott and Mick Schumacher.