NIKITA MAZEPIN is on a collision course along with his new System One bosses after his disgraceful video on social media.
The Russian is ready to affix the Haas team next season where he will partner Mick Schumacher.
Mazepin is on a collision course along with his new Haase bosses after his ‘abhorrent’ groping video on social mediaCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
However he bought his profession off to a nasty begin when he posted a video of him inappropriately groping a woman’s chest.
The Haas F1 staff condemned the 21-year-old’s ‘abhorrent’ behaviour.
Mazepin will now be spoken to by staff boss Gunther Steiner, who says he can be taking the incident ‘very significantly’.
Steiner mentioned: “We take it very significantly, as you noticed with what we despatched out. I simply need to reinforce that, that we are going to cope with it.
“I am not going into element on what we’ll do and the way we’ll do it, however we take it significantly, and we’ll work to type this out, what occurred. Nothing extra to say.”
Mazepin is not any stranger to controversy each on and off the observe.
Throughout his remaining F2 race in Bahrain final weekend he picked up two penalty factors to take his tally to 11 – one wanting a one-race ban.
And in 2016, he was banned from a European System 3 race for punching Brit Callum Ilott.
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Steiner says he can be talking to Mazepin, the son of a chemical substances billionaire, about his angle.
He added: “That’s a part of it, what we’ll communicate to him about privately.
“I do not need to go public on how we’re doing this. I simply return, I do not need to remark any extra.
“I assume I ask folks to respect that privateness, as a result of we deal with it significantly. However we’ll cope with it.”
In the meantime, F1 and the FIA issued a joint assertion – albeit a day too late – to help Haas and condemn Mazepin’s behaviour.
It mentioned: “The moral ideas and numerous and inclusive tradition of our sport are of the utmost significance to the FIA and System One.”
Having deleted the put up, Mazepin has since taken to social media to apologise for his actions, insisting should ‘maintain himself to the next customary’.
He wrote: “I want to apologise for my latest actions each when it comes to 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 the next customary as a System 1 driver and I acknowledge I’ve let myself and many individuals down.
“I promise I’ll be taught from this.”
A girl who claims to have been within the video, nevertheless, has insisted the incident was an ‘inner joke’ between ‘buddies’.
She wrote: “Hello guys, I simply need to let you already know Nikita and I’ve been good buddies for a very long time and nothing from the video was critical in any respect!
“We belief one another a lot and this was a foolish method of joking between us.
“I posted the video on his story as an inner joke. I’m actually sorry.
“I may give you my phrase he is a extremely good individual and he would by no means do something to harm or humiliate me.”