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Formula 1: Haas Terminate Contract of Russian Driver

Formula 1, construction company Haas, has confirmed the termination of the contract of their Russian driver, Nikita Mazepin, ahead of the new season.

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Nikita Mazepin

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The decision taken by Haas was because of the recent invasion by Russian President, Vladimir Putin In Ukraine. The construction company has been under a lot of pressure from the public since the invasion but they stalled on their decision.

Haas decided to terminate the contract on Saturday, March 5th, 2022 in a statement released on Saturday, March 5th, 2022. FIA had earlier announced that any driver from Russia or Belarus will have to participate as a neutral person and Nikita already accepted the decision taken by the body.

The driver's construction company had earlier announced that Pietro Fittipaldi will be the first option to replace, Nikita.

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