Instagram model Andrea D’lVal, who was groped by Russian racing driver Nikita Mazepin earlier this month, has reignited calls for him to be fired by the Haas F1 Team after she uploaded a number of posts seemingly linked to the incident onto her Instagram story.
For instance, she asked her followers what advice they would give to their younger selves, and said:
“Mine would be: don’t let anyone touch you or disrespect you again,” seemingly referencing the incident earlier this month when she was groped by Nikita Mazepin in the backseat of a car.
Additionally, she shared a post which said “protect drunk girls!”, also potentially referencing the incident as she appeared to be intoxicated when she was groped by Mazepin.
Her posts have evoked a strong reaction on social media, with #WeSayNoToMazepin once again trending on Twitter and hundreds of F1 fans calling for Mazepin to lose his seat with the Haas F1 Team.
Other fans hit out at Formula One for not taking action against Mazepin, suggesting that the sport’s “We Race As One” initiative has no substance and isn’t taken seriously by many stakeholders of F1.