Pilot “Red Bull” Max Verstappen spoke about the decision of “Haas” to terminate the contract with the Russian pilot Nikita Mazepin.
“One can only sympathize with Nikita. Each of us, regardless of background, worked hard to become a Formula 1 driver. Even if you have financial backing, it takes talent to drive Formula 3 and Formula 2 cars, to be competitive. Of course he was. Now he is in a very difficult situation, ”Verstappen is quoted as saying by BBC Sport.
Haas announced the termination of the contract with Mazepin on March 5. The 23-year-old Russian will not take part in the races in the 2022 season.