Russian driver Nikita Mazepin, who is one of the team’s two competitors Haas For the 2021 season of Formula 1, he has been talking about extra-track issues in recent months, the last of which is related to a fine for not complying with traffic regulations in the United Kingdom.
The incident occurred on June 24, 2020 when the Russian driver did not respect a red traffic light for 1.7 seconds while driving. But it was not until January 14 that he admitted the charge at a hearing.
The Oxford and Southern Oxfordshire Magistrates Court ordered Mazepin to pay 274 pounds sterling, a figure that includes the fine, but also the court costs. In addition, he received three penalty points on his driving license.
The Haas team member was in the spotlight after a video of him being seen inappropriately touching a woman while in a car. The matter was dealt with internally by the team who decided to keep him as Mick Schumacher’s teammate for the 2021 season.
In his time in Formula 2, Mazepin stood out as a tough driver on the track. This behavior led to him scoring 11 points on his competitor’s license, leaving one to be excluded from a race.
Recently, the Russian also said that he is used to being more singled out in motor sport because of his nationality, something he had already seen his compatriots suffer.
“Other Russian pilots, all of the highest level, professionals in all situations, received criticism that they did not deserve. But that’s life. The fact that Russians are treated differently does not surprise me. “