Haas F1 team has terminated its contract with Russian driver Nikita Mazepin, the racing team said in a statement.
The team added that it has also ended its title sponsorship deal with Russian frim Uralkali.
— Haas F1 Team (@HaasF1Team) March 5, 2022
This follows Formula One last week saying it will not race in Russia this year after the country launched an invasion into neighbouring Ukraine.
The Russian Grand Prix, which joined the calendar in 2014, was scheduled for September 25 at Sochi’s Olympic Park, but F1 organisers said it was “impossible” to hold the race in the “current circumstances.”
When asked about the team’s sponsorship deal with Uralkali, boss Guenther Steiner said, “It’s not something which disturbs the team of the competition side and financially we are okay.”