LONDON — The Haas Method A person workforce condemned new driver Nikita Mazepin for “abhorrent” behavior on Wednesday after the younger Russian posted and then deleted a video exhibiting a feminine passenger staying groped in a car.

The pictures, in an Instagram story, ongoing to flow into in other places on social media after their removing.

“Haas F1 workforce does not condone the behavior of Nikita Mazepin in the video a short while ago posted on his social media,” the U.S.-owned workforce reported in a assertion from Abu Dhabi, exactly where they are getting ready for the ultimate race of the time.

“Furthermore, the pretty truth that the video was posted on social media is also abhorrent to Haas F1 workforce,” it included, expressing the issue was staying dealt with internally.

Mazepin, son of a billionaire who produced his fortune in fertilizer, apologized on Twitter for his “inappropriate behavior” and the truth that the video was posted.

“I am sorry for the offense I have rightly triggered and to the embarrassment I have brought to Haas F1 workforce,” included the 21-year-outdated.

“I have to hold myself to a increased conventional as a Method A person driver and I accept I have allow myself and many persons down. I promise I will find out from this.”

The Russian was declared last week as a Haas driver for 2021 together with Mick Schumacher, son of seven-situations environment winner Michael.

Even though Schumacher received the Method Two title in Bahrain at the weekend, Mazepin was handed two penalties for forcing a person rival off monitor and blocking an additional. He concluded the F2 time in fifth put total, sufficient to achieve an F1 superlicense.

He also stood out for accruing eleven penalty points all through the marketing campaign, a person quick of triggering a race ban.

Haas workforce principal Guenther Steiner reported that the penalties had been a element of finding out but, “For absolutely sure we have received our work lower out.

“These things occur when your mind goes absent.”