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Besieged Mazepin backed by Hitech boss

Haas F1's new driver Nikita Mazepin has received some much needed support from his former Formula 2 team boss. The 21-year-old Russian driver is due to make his Formula 1 debut next month in Bahrain. But he's been under fire ever since posting a controversial video of himself and a woman the back of a car in Abu Dhabi in December. But the boss of the Hitech Grand Prix racing team, Oliver Oakes, has backed Mazepin and said that the onslaught of criticism is unfair. Read also: Mazepin 'chastened' by social media backlash “Nikita has been on the receiving end of some low blows lately and frankly it is unjustified," he told PlanetF1.com this week. "People need to remember that we...
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