Russian driver Nikita Mazepin has filed a lawsuit against the American Formula 1 team Haas for not paying him a salary during pre-season testing.
And the TASS agency, which reported the news about the driver’s representative, indicated that “the documents have already been submitted to the court.”
On March 5, the Haas team terminated the contract with Mazepin on the eve of the start of the new Formula 1 season due to the situation in Ukraine, where the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi was also canceled.
The Haas team also terminated a sponsorship contract with Russian fertilizer company Ural-Kale, 81.47% owned by Nikita’s father Dmitry Mazepin’s Ural-Chem since December 2020, with Mazepin replaced by Kevin Magnussen for the 2022 season. of the year.
Oral-Kale demanded to return sponsorship money to the team.
But representatives of the Haas team on April 14 said they did not intend to return Ural-Kaliy’s $ 13 million, which was paid before the start of the season for its work in the 2022 pre-season tests.
23-year-old Nikita Mazepin spent his only season in Formula 1 in 2021 with the Haas team, and his best result was 14th place.