F1 star ruled out with COVID hours before finale

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Nikita Mazepin volition miss the season-ending Formula One contention aft investigating affirmative for COVID-19.

Haas volition tally conscionable 1 car Sunday successful the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix for Mick Schumacher.

Reserve operator Pietro Fittipaldi was not eligible to regenerate Mazepin due to the fact that Fittipaldi did not thrust successful astatine slightest 1 league this weekend.

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Mazepin tested affirmative on-site astatine Yas Marina Circuit. A 2nd trial for the Russian besides returned positive.

Nikita Mazepin has been ruled retired of the last race. (Getty)

The Haas squad said Mazepin is asymptomatic but volition self-isolate and travel “relevant nationalist wellness authorities.”

“Nikita is physically well," Haas said. "Uralkali Haas F1 Team privation Nikita good and we look guardant to his instrumentality to the contention way successful aboriginal 2022 for pre-season testing.”

Mazepin is successful his archetypal F1 play and the Russian had a career-best decorativeness of 14th successful Hungary. He was scheduled to commencement 20th connected Sunday.

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