Mazepin Teases Drive to Survive Episode With His Billionaire Father Ahead of Russian GP

Published 09/20/2021, 4:14 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain – July 15, 2021 Haas’ Nikita Mazepin during a promotional photoshoot for the unveiling of the new 2022 F1 car REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge


Netflix’s Drive to Survive has captivated the Formula One community, to say the least. With three seasons out, fans can’t wait for the upcoming season covering the 2021 championship.

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There have been photos and footage of Netflix around the paddock as they cover teams and drivers throughout the Grand Prix weekend. Additionally, Haas rookie, Nikita Mazepin has revealed that the crew was with him and his father, filming an episode for the much-anticipated series.

Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 9, 2021 Haas’ Nikita Mazepin ahead of the Italian Grand Prix REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini

Nikita Mazepin teases Drive to Survive episode featuring his dad

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The Netflix crew has been spotted on a number of occasions throughout the course of the current season, following drivers and teams as they get ready for the race.

When Mazepin shared a picture on Instagram with his dad, Dmitry, and the crew, he got fans excited about seeing an episode about him and getting to know more about the rookie driver behind the helmet.

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Which team did the crew film last race weekend?

Last weekend and teams and drivers were at the Italian Grand Prix at Monza. The Netflix crew was with the McLaren, covering them as they prepared for the weekend.

And as fate would have it, the Woking-based outfit had a stellar weekend, as Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris achieved a one-two finish at Monza.

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Fans of the Honey Badger were already excited to see the Australian take the checkered flag in Italy, as he had a tough start to his new team. Now, with news stating that the crew was with McLaren, fans are eagerly waiting to see the Monza episode on their screens.

Ricciardo said, “What’s really cool is that Netflix follows a team each weekend, and Monza they were with us. So, that was the perfect setting.”

With many iconic moments already happened this season, fans would want to know more about what is in store for them in the fourth installment of the series.

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With three seasons already out on the streaming platform, which has been your favorite episode and personality from the series? Let us know in the comments below.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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