Russian Formula 1 driver Nikita Mazepin has apologized for submitting an Instagram movie, which seemed to reveal him touching a girl.
The movie, which has since been deleted, reveals the 21-year-old sitting on the back seat of a vehicle and attempting to get to the breast of a young lady.
Mazepin has since issued an apology on Social Networking, both due to their”improper behavior and the fact that it had been posted on societal networks”,
“I’m sorry for the offense I have caused and [for] the humiliation I’ve attracted to Haas F1 group,” he wrote.
“I need to hold myself to a high standard for a Formula 1 driver and that I admit I’ve let myself and a lot of individuals down. I promise I’ll learn from that.”
Haas only declared last week which Mazepin is an F1 driver to the American group in 2021.
“Haas F1 Team doesn’t condone the behavior of Nikita Mazepin from the movie recently posted on his social networking,” that the F1 team said in a statement.
“Additionally, the fact that the movie was posted on societal websites can be abhorrent to the Haas F1 Team.”
Haas added that the issue has been dealt with and no additional comment would be made.
The Russian motorist has been criticized because of his competitive behavior on the race trail and has been suspended for one race in 2016 for hitting a competition from the European F3.
Mazepin is the son of entrepreneur Dmitry Mazepin, proprietor of this Russian mineral fertilizer maker Uralchem, and is sponsored by the Russian firm Uralkali.
The 21-year-old finished fifth in this year’s Formula 2 (F2) championship and was due to race in 2021 along with Mick Schumacher — the Formula Two winner along with the son of the seven times world champion Michael.