Former Haas sponsor Uralkali has criticised the team for terminating their deal over what it described as political reasons and is demanding the money it paid is refunded.
Haas’s title sponsor Uralkali threatened to pull its backing from the team during the 2021 Formula 1 season in an internal row over Nikita Mazepin’s car.
The FIA has confirmed Russian drivers are allowed to continue competing in international motorsport events, but taken a series of other measures against the country.
Pietro Fittipaldi is first in line to replace Nikita Mazepin if the Haas driver does not continue with the team.
Nikita Mazepin may lose his drive at Haas as the team revealed it will make a decision on the future of its Uralkali sponsorship next week.
The Haas Formula 1 team has confirmed it will remove the colours of the Russian flag and the Uralkali branding from its car on the final day of running at the Circuit de Catalunya tomorrow.
Nikita Mazepin will not participate in today’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after testing positive for Covid on Sunday.
Nikita Mazepin revealed his unexpectedly tearful response after qualifying for the São Paulo Grand Prix was not solely due to the errors on his lap which left him last in Q1 again.
Sergio Perez, Lando Norris, George Russell, Sebastian Vettel and Nikita Mazepin have special helmets for this weekend’s race.
A track limits rule Nikita Mazepin fell foul of during practice at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez was rescinded a few hours later.
Half of the Formula 1 drivers taking part in this weekend’s United States Grand Prix have produced special helmet designs for the occasion.
Nikita Mazepin apologised to Lewis Hamilton for holding up the Mercedes driver while being lapped, an incident race director Michael Masi called “a bit rude”.
Haas have announced an unchanged driver line-up for 2022, retaining the two rookies which joined the team this year.
Nikita Mazepin has avoided a penalty for holding up Robert Kubica during qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix sprint qualifying race.
Nikita Mazepin says there will be no change in the rules of engagement between the two Haas drivers following the incident between the pair in the Dutch Grand Prix.
Haas team principal Guenther Steiner is concerned by the rising repair bill he faces following a series of crashes involving the team’s rookie drivers.
Haas team principal Guenther Steiner says the contact between his drivers in yesterday’s sprint qualifying race should have been avoided but isn’t blaming either for it.
Kimi Raikkonen has had 20 seconds added to his race time for his last lap clash with Sebastian Vettel, while Nikita Mazepin and Nicholas Latifi had 30-second penalties.
Haas driver Nikita Mazepin said he felt “lost” after the team tried some radical set-up changes during practice in an attempt to unlock more performance from their car.
Haas team principal Guenther Steiner confirmed one of his team’s chassis is heavier than the others, but stated it has not been used exclusively by Nikita Mazepin.