“Nikita Mazepin Haas F1 driver” – sounds like someone is taking Gunter Steiner prisoner. More than 88% of race fans fans want Nikita Mazepin out of Formula 1, there’s no other explanation for what’s going on. It’s possible that Haas team is waiting for the patience of fans to run out, but it’s almost true. Indeed, even Haas fan communities on social media claim not to publish posts with Russian drivers. What can Nikita Mazepin cost the team?
Social media VS Nikita Mazepin
“The 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”
What a gift F1 fans get for a Merry Christmas from the Haas F1 Team! Such a statement only adds to a new wave of hatred. After Nikita Mazepin’s incredible and disgraceful behavior, it turns out that they have decided to strike a money deal.
Ruining Haas F1 team’s reputation
It ruins the reputation of the Haas F1 team in the eyes of fans and the various Formula 1 participants, including other team leaders, investors and sponsors.
No doubt the scale of the scandal will be smaller after the winter break. Indeed, the decision to see Nikita Mazepin as a Haas F1 driver, regardless of how the shadow of doubt falls on the team, will dampen the feelings of fans. There will not be the same feelings about Gene Haas’s greatest team as before.
Internal way to decide the situation of Haas F1
Nikita Mazepin Instagram showed his personal details to thousands of people as if they were external circumstances. Why are all the measures carried out internally without any comments from the team being published? This has to happen because fans need to be aware of the penalty imposed. Otherwise, it seems that during the policy of “closed doors” no penalties are imposed at all. In fact, Nikita Mazepin is not the driver who stands out among the others: no special achievements, no contribution to environmental protection or perseverance in his self-created career. Against this background, Haas F1 had to sign Nico Hülkenberg or Daniil Kvyat.
“As per the team’s previous statement regarding the actions of Nikita Mazepin (9 December) – this matter has now been dealt with internally and no further comment shall be made.”
Why is the Formula 1 public persons didn’t comment Haas F1’s decision?
In Formula 1, everyone knows the situation, sees the waves of hatred, but stays silent. Sooner or later, someone will break that silence and comment on the Haas 2021 driver line-up, but it will take time. If that happens, the Haas team will be in a very stupid position. At the moment, this is a personal internal problem for a team with consequences that could have a negative impact on Formula 1 as a whole.