Former commercial director of the Caterham team and ex-manager of the Russian racer Vitaly Petrov Oksana Kosachenko, in a conversation with SE, commented on the news about the termination of the contract of the Haas team and the Russian pilot Nikita Mazepin.
“It is not normal! We always say that sport is out of politics. What is the point of supporting international sports if all these provisions are unsustainable? When they start oppressing athletes, it’s crazy. I support Nikita. He still has everything ahead of him. In his system of coordinates, the interests of the country turned out to be higher. But what to do now… We will live in these conditions. They beat us, but we grow stronger, ”Kosachenko told SE.
On March 1, the International Automobile Federation announced that Russian and Belarusian racers will compete in international competitions as neutral athletes. Formula 1 also announced thecancellation of the contract for the Russian Grand Prix.
Haas terminated the contract with Mazepin