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Nikita Dmitryevich Mazepin (born 2 March 1999) is a Russian racing driver who made his debut in 2021 with Haas. He has competed in Formula 3 and Formula 2, taking two race wins in the latter series.


Formula One Career[]

Nikita Mazepin will drive for the Haas F1 Team in his first season of Formula One in 2021, partnering Mick Schumacher. Mazepin was confirmed as a Haas driver on December 2 2020[2], almost two months after British publication Formula1News.co.uk cited a source as saying that Mazepin will "definitely" join the team in 2021[3].

Shortly after the news was announced, Mazepin caused controversy after he posted a video of him groping an Instagram model onto social media, though she later defended his actions and said they are friends.[4] [5]

A petition calling for Haas to fire Mazepin was quickly launched and secured tens of thousands of signatures. [6] Steiner said he is confident he can stay "objective" in their investigation of Mazepin's misconduct[7].

The #WeSayNoToMazepin campaign was unsuccessful as Haas reaffirmed their statement on December 23 2020 [8] just days after the Instagram model groped by Mazepin indirectly referenced the incident on social media. [9]

On March 5, 2022, Mazepin's driver contract was terminated by Haas.[10] The decision by Haas was the result of pressure from the international motorsport community to respond to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine that was caused by the Russian president's decision to invade the country. Mazepin's father, Dmitry Mazepin, has an estimated 20 percent ownership stake in Uralkali, which has close ties to Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Formula One Statistical Overview[]

Formula One Record[]

Year Entrant Team Pts WDC Pos. Report
2016 India Sahara Force India Formula One Team Force India-Mercedes Development Driver
2017 India Sahara Force India Formula One Team Force India-Mercedes Development Driver
2018 India Sahara Force India Formula One Team Force India-Mercedes Development Driver
2019 Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport Mercedes Test Driver
2021 United States Uralkali Haas F1 Team Haas-Ferrari 0 21st Report

Career Statistics[]

Correct as of the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix


Entries 22
Starts 21
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 0
Fastest Laps 0
Points 0
Laps Raced 1008
Distance Raced 4948 km (3075 mi)

Career Results[]

Complete Formula One Results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Pts Pos
2021 Flag of Bahrain.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Portugal.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Styria.png Flag of Austria.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg 2021 Dutch Grand Prix Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Russia.svg Flag of Turkey.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of Qatar.svg Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 0 21st
Ret 17th 19th 19th 17th 14th 20th 18th 19th 17th Ret 17th
[11]
Ret Ret 18th 20th 17th 18th 17th 18th 18th ILL
Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1st Winner Ret Retired
2nd Podium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5th Points finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14th Non-points finish TD Test driver
Italics Scored point(s) for Fastest Lap DNS Did not start
18th Classified finish (retired with >90% race distance) NC Non-classified finish (<90% race distance)
4thP Qualified for pole position [+] More Symbols

Notes[]

V T E Haas.png Haas
Drivers
20. Denmark Kevin Magnussen · 47. Germany Mick Schumacher
Personnel
Gene Haas · Guenther Steiner
Cars
VF-16 · VF-17 · VF-18 · VF-19 · VF-20 · VF-21 · VF-22
V T E Teams and Drivers
2021 Teams and Drivers
Teams Alfa RomeoAlphaTauriAlpineAston MartinFerrariHaasMcLarenMercedesRed BullWilliams
Engines FerrariHondaMercedesRenault
Drivers 3 Ricciardo • 4 Norris • 5 Vettel • 6 Latifi • 7 Räikkönen • 9 Mazepin • 10 Gasly • 11 Pérez • 14 Alonso • 16 Leclerc • 18 Stroll • 22 Tsunoda • 31 Ocon • 33 Verstappen • 44 Hamilton • 47 Schumacher • 55 Sainz • 63 Russell • 77 Bottas • 99 Giovinazzi
Other Drivers AitkenAlbonCalderónFittipaldiHülkenbergIlottKubicaKvyatNissanydi RestaVandoorneVipsde VriesZhou
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