Haas driver Nikita Mazepin
Haas driver Nikita Mazepin Image Credit: AP

The Haas Formula One team has terminated Russian driver Nikita Mazepin’s contract “with immediate effect” due to Russia’s colflict with Ukraine.

The decision comes on the back of F1’s decision to terminate its contract with the Russian GP. That contract had been until 2025.

Haas also ended its sponsorship with Russian company Uralkali, owned by Mazepin’s father.

Last week, Haas removed Uralkali sponsorship and ran plain white cars on the final day of pre-season testing in Barcelona, instead of the typically red, white and blue with a livery that resembles the Russian flag.

Pre-season testing continues in Bahrain next week before the season-opening race there on March 20.