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Haas holds Mazepin in the 2021 F1 lineup after implementation probe – Motorsports

The team issued a statement Wednesday, stating that Russian drivers will join Mick Schumacher as part of the 2021 All-Rookie lineup, as previously announced.

The team investigated an incident that occurred prior to the finale of the 2020 F1 season in Abu Dhabi and was easily uploaded to his Instagram account, where Mazepin appeared to have improperly touched a woman behind the car. I was going.

The statement states: “The Haas F1 Team wants to reaffirm that Nikita Mazepin and Mick Schumacher will form the driver lineup for the 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship.

“According to the team’s previous statement on Nikita Mazepin’s actions (December 9th), this issue is currently being addressed internally and there is no further comment.”

Haas previously issued a statement that he did not tolerate the “disgusting” behavior that could be seen in the video, but Mazepin moved on to “apologies for my recent behavior.”

Haas Team boss Gwenzer Steiner told Motorsport.com: [in the statement]..

“I want to enhance it. We will deal with it.

“We won’t elaborate on what we do and how we do it, but we take it seriously and strive to sort out what happened.

Over the weekend in Abu Dhabi, Steiner told the media that the results of the Haas internal investigation were likely to be kept private.

“As you know, there were races on the weekends, so I didn’t concentrate on it,” he said.

“It will be the next week’s work when I return to my home office. So I’m traveling, and then we’ll deal with it.

“But we talked until the start of the race weekend, and he said it doesn’t make sense to do anything now because he needs to be in focus.

He added: “Clearly, you can make an objective evaluation.

“But, as I said, I’ll handle it next week. Maybe you’ll never know what was treated and what the situation is because I keep them secret. . “

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