The Haas Formula 1 team has terminated Russian driver Nikita Mazepin’s contract with immediate effect following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The decision follows F1’s decision to terminate its contract with the Russian GP. This contract lasted until 2025.
Haas also ended its sponsorship with Russian company Uralkali, owned by Mazepin’s father. Haas said in a statement Saturday that the team was shocked and saddened by the invasion of Ukraine.
Haas withdrew sponsorship from Uralkali last week and ran white cars on the final day of pre-season testing in Barcelona, instead of the typical red, white and blue with a livery that resembles the Russian flag.
Pre-season testing continues in Bahrain next week ahead of the season-opening race on March 20.