F1 2022: Nikita Mazepin is suing his outdated group Haas for unpaid wages after getting sacked from the grid

Former Russian F1 star Nikita Mazepin is taking his outdated group to courtroom after he was unceremoniously sacked on the eve of the season.

Former F1 driver Nikita Mazepin has confirmed he’s suing his outdated group Haas for unpaid wages after he was sacked earlier this 12 months.

The 23-year-old Russian was kicked off the grid on the eve of the F1 season in March as Haas parted methods with its title sponsor Uralkali, a Russian chemical substances firm of which the driving force’s businessman father Dimitry Mazepin is its non-executive director.

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His place in F1 turned untenable after pre-season testing because the world started to freeze Russia out of worldwide enterprise and sport on account of its invasion of Ukraine.

The 23-year-old was changed at Haas by F1 journeyman Kevin Magnussen, who started the season with two finishes within the prime 10 however has struggled since.

Mazepin, whose finest lead to F1 was P14, blamed “cancel tradition” for his axing and is taking Haas to courtroom over alleged unpaid wages.

“When the contract was terminated, Haas had a wage arrears to me for 2022, they usually nonetheless haven’t paid it,” he advised RBC Sport.

“It appears to me that the employer, at a minimal, ought to compensate for the wage till the second of dismissal and, in all probability, pay some type of severance pay.

“And when the entire world kicked you someplace … it’s in all probability unsuitable. However that’s simply my opinion.

“I’m simply speaking about the truth that contractual obligations weren’t fulfilled.

“You additionally want to know that we had two unbiased contracts.

“Breaking the settlement with the title sponsor (Uralkali) didn’t have a direct impression on my future within the group.

“In order that they made two separate choices. I didn’t see my cash, so we’re going to courtroom.”

Formulation One additionally introduced in March it had terminated its cope with the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi, which Mazepin believes the game needed to settle financially.

“In accordance with my data, Formulation 1 paid cash to (proprietor of the Russian Grand Prix) Rosgonki for the cancelled Russian Grand Prix and, thereby, set an instance of etiquette,” he stated.

“There are enterprise relations and you’ll’t go wild, that is unsuitable. Sadly, not everyone seems to be guided by this.”

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