WADA Still Investigating Haas’ 2021 Russian Livery

WADA launched its investigation into the Haas F1 Team’s 2021 livery in early March.

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The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is still investigating Haas’ 2021 livery, a spokesperson for the international doping body told Formula1News.co.uk on Tuesday.

Specifically, the spokesperson described WADA’s investigation as “ongoing” and said they are “waiting for the result of the discussions.”

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WADA launched its investigation into the Haas F1 Team’s 2021 livery in early March, shortly after the American racing outfit unveiled its livery for the season ahead.

The livery is made up of the colours of the Russian flag, and the livery was unveiled alongside Haas announcing a title sponsorship deal with a Russian company owned by Dmitry Mazepin.

Dmitry’s son, Nikita Mazepin, is racing with Haas this year, but he is not racing under the Russian flag due to the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s (CAS) December ruling which banned Russian athletes at world championship sporting events for two years.

Earlier, the FIA said it had clarified with Haas that the controversial livery is not in violation of the aforementioned CAS ruling.

“The team has clarified the livery with the FIA – the CAS decision does not prohibit the use of the colours of the Russian flag,” the FIA said in a statement in March.

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