The very essence of being a public figure is that all your actions will be continuously monitored. Mostly because of one’s popularity, but also because so many people look up to individuals with such dominance in the public eyes.
Every small decision, every opinion, and every social media post is constantly under the scanner of the people and the media. In today’s digital era, once something is posted online by someone, people automatically make perceptions and judgments about that person based on their social media presence.
A recent social media clip, by the future F1 driver Nikita Mazepin has embroiled him in a pit of criticism and controversy. The 21-year-old driver faced criticism after he posted an inappropriate clip on his Instagram story. Both the Haas team and the FIA have condemned Mazepin’s actions. In their joint statement, they said,
“We strongly support the Haas F1 Team in its response to the recent inappropriate actions of its driver, Nikita Mazepin.”
Nikita Mazepin’s Net Worth is estimated to be around $1-$5 Million
Nikita Mazepin is a Russian racing driver and currently competes in the Formula 2 Championship for Hitech Racing. Haas recently added him to their all-rookie lineup for the next season of Formula 1.
As of 2020, Nikita Mazepin’s net worth is estimated to be somewhere in the range of $1 Million to $5 Million.
The 21-year-old racing driver is the son of the Russian billionaire, Dmitry Mazepin. Nikita’s father owns the majority shares and chairman of Uralchem Group, a company that is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of chemical products like mineral fertilizers, ammonia, etc.
Dmitry Mazepin himself has acquired a humongous wealth through his chemical manufacturing empire.
Mazepin and Haas issue apology statements
Just a few days ago the Haas F1 team announced Nikita Mazepin’s name for their all-rookie lineup of drivers, including Mitch Schumacher, for the upcoming season. The whole controversy erupted after the Russian driver posted an eye-rolling video to his Instagram stories.
In the video, Mazepin was seen reaching from the passenger seat of a car and inappropriately groping a woman’s chest on the back seat. The woman reacted by removing his hand and showing a middle finger to the camera. Though the video was quickly deleted, it had already gone viral by then.
The video was condemned by both the Haas team and the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). Even Mazepin issued an apology for his actions. The Russian driver tweeted,
“I would like to apologize for my recent actions both in terms of my own inappropriate behavior and the fact that it was posted onto social media. I am sorry for the offense I have rightly caused and for the embarrassment, I have brought to Haas F1 team. I have to hold myself to a higher standard as a Formula 1 driver and I acknowledge I have let myself and many people down. I promise I will learn from this.”