Within the days following Sunday’s grand prix on the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, a video was posted to social media showing to indicate Mazepin confronting bouncers throughout an evening out.
However Mazepin defined on Thursday forward of the Sao Paulo Grand Prix that he was clearing up a state of affairs that noticed one among his workforce members not be let in, and that it was shortly resolved with no-one getting kicked out of the nightclub.
“I feel the state of affairs from my aspect was actually clear,” Mazepin mentioned.
“Positively no person was kicked out. I used to be upset as a result of one among my engineers was leaving.
“I invited everyone from the workforce to see me and one of many members wasn’t let in, sadly.
“So, yeah, I cleared that up. It took about three or 4 minutes. And everyone was in, and really it was an excellent social gathering. We stayed for fairly a couple of hours.”
Haas F1 workforce boss Gunther Steiner mentioned on Thursday that he was but to see Mazepin and ask in regards to the video, however that he had been made conscious of it and he thought it was nothing greater than a disagreement.
Nikita Mazepin, Haas F1, with Guenther Steiner, Staff Principal, Haas F1
Photograph by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images
“This was extra like a verbal argument about one thing,” Steiner mentioned.
“I haven’t spoken with him but as a result of I haven’t seen him. However I feel it was extra like he couldn’t get entry someplace and simply tried to make his level.”
Mazepin sparked controversy final December after a video was posted to his Instagram tales exhibiting him groping a girl’s chest, resulting in condemnation from his Haas workforce, the FIA and F1. Haas handled the matter internally over the winter.
Requested if he thought drivers had a more durable time now that every little thing could possibly be filmed and posted on social media, Steiner mentioned: “Completely.
“Every thing what is finished, whoever does it, is instantly filmed from anyone.
“After which Nikita, I feel he has bought a popularity, and it’s even [more] performed up I’d say. So it isn’t made any simpler for him.”