“Like Your Seat” – Mazepin Cheekily Hits Back at Schumacher’s ‘Crooked Nose’ Remark

Published 10/26/2021, 4:25 PM EDT
NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JULY 15: Nikita Mazepin of Russia and Haas F1 and Mick Schumacher of Germany and Haas F1 look on as the prototype for the 2022 F1 season is unveiled during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Great Britain at Silverstone on July 15, 2021 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)


Haas F1 Racing Team arranged for a little game for their young drivers Nikita Mazepin and Mick Schumacher. The rules were that they had to draw each other on a piece of paper using a Sharpie. While bringing out their inner artists, the two had a fun time showing off their sketching skills and the F1 fans loved the video Haas put up on their Twitter handle.

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While explaining his art, Mick said he had made a “crooked nose” for his teammate. Mazepin replied to this by drawing a comparison between his crooked nose and Schumacher’s “crooked” seat.

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Nikita Mazepin has a savage reply for his teammate

While the two Haas debutants were trying their hands at painting portraits of each other, Schumacher took a more artistic approach while all Mazepin drew was a stick figure. Then, they showed their drawings to each other and Mick told his teammate that he had given his portrait a crooked nose. Nikita, with a piqued interest, asked, “Crooked?” And then he came up with a savage comparison—he further asked, “Like your seat?

This comment is in reference to the revelation that Mick and Guenther Steiner chanced upon earlier this year. The son of seven-time World Championship winner Michael Schumacher debuted in F1 behind the wheels of his Haas VF-21. But in June, the driver said he felt he had been “sitting in a crooked position” ever since the season began!

This made fans speculate that while Mick is staying in Haas at least till the end of 2022, maybe his seat has to go before 2021 even ends!

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Haas is not having a great run in 2021

Helmed by Italian Team Boss Guenther Steiner, the Haas F1 team has not had a particularly good season in 2021. While even teams like Williams have shown a certain degree of improvement, the Haas drivers could not achieve any commendable feats in their debut year in F1.

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BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN – MARCH 12: Mick Schumacher of Germany and Haas F1 and Nikita Mazepin of Russia and Haas F1 look on from the grid during Day One of F1 Testing at Bahrain International Circuit on March 12, 2021 in Bahrain, Bahrain. (Photo by Joe Portlock/Getty Images)

As of now, Haas runs last in the Constructors’ Championship Standings with 0 points to their name. But all hope is not lost for Guenther Steiner as he has some dreams for his team to achieve in 2022 once the new FIA-imposed regulations are set in place, which will affect the aerodynamics of the cars.

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Riddhi Mondal

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Riddhi Mondal is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having previously worked as a student reporter at The Statesman, she is an ardent follower of all things F1. A nerd through and through, the complicated physics that goes into the cars is what drew Riddhi to the sport.

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