BREAKING: Haas stand by Mazepin as Russian confirmed for 2021
Haas has decided not to axe Nikita Mazepin despite the widespread condemnation of the Russian's actions in a video he posted to his Instagram account.
Earlier this month, Mazepin posted the clip in which he was seen groping a woman's breast. The woman reacted by showing her middle finger to the camera before covering the lens.
Although the video was swiftly deleted, Mazepin apologised and the woman vouched for him as a close friend and that their conduct was just fooling around, it still drew considerable criticism.
Haas immediately confirmed it would deal with the matter internally once the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi had concluded, and the team has decided to stand by the 21-year-old.
Following the conclusion to that investigation, in a statement, the team said: "Haas F1 Team would like to reaffirm that Nikita Mazepin and Mick Schumacher will form its driver lineup for the 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship.
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