The Haas Formula 1 Team say they have terminated Nikita Mazepin’s contract and their title partnership with Uralkali with immediate effect.
“Haas F1 Team has elected to terminate, with immediate effect, the title partnership of Uralkali, and the driver contract of Nikita Mazepin,” said a statement from the team.
“As with the rest of the Formula 1 community, the team is shocked and saddened by the invasion of Ukraine and wishes for a swift and peaceful end to the conflict.”
It remains unclear who will replace Mazepin and race alongside Mick Schumacher this season – though news on who will step in is expected early next week.
The Official Pre-Season Test begins on Thursday March 10 in Bahrain, with the opening Grand Prix of the season taking place at the same venue on March 18-20.