“Mazewin” – Nikita Mazepin Cheekily Reveals His Nicknames in F1

Published 09/30/2021, 12:04 PM EDT
Formula One F1 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium – August 26, 2021 Haas’ Nikita Mazepin in the FIA Press Conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES


Nikita Mazepin made his debut in Formula One at the start of the 2021 season. The Russian has had a tough start to his career at the pinnacle of motorsport. Mazepin has been involved in many on-track battles and off-track arguments with his teammate.

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He also garnered a nickname for himself from the fans in his rookie season. The Haas driver has mentioned that despite his tough start to the season, he has improved and progressed as the season has gone along.

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The Haas driver reveals his different nicknames

As reported by Bild, the Russian driver earned the nickname of ‘Mazespin’ during his initial races in F1. He was constantly spinning his car and often crashing it.

When asked if he has any other nicknames, he smiled and said, “I already know what you’re getting at. My family calls me Nik or Maz, which is also my driver’s abbreviation in Formula 1. I have a lot of nicknames there now. 

Motor racing – Formula One – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 24, 2021, Haas’ Nikita Mazepin arrives at the circuit REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

“One of them is “Mazespin” because I spun so often at the beginning. But maybe Mazewin (German to win) will join us soon.” (Translated via Google Translate)

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I use every opportunity to achieve the best possible result: Nikita Mazepin

Nikita Mazepin is in the slowest car on the grid. At the start of the season, his teammate Mick Schumacher comfortably beat him. But as the season has progressed, Mazepin has closed the gap to his teammate and also managed to outrace him on a few occasions.

Despite his progress, many have questioned his aggressive driving style.

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Formula One F1 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium – August 28, 2021, Haas’ Nikita Mazepin during practice REUTERS/Johanna Geron

“I have a good feeling for how far I can go with the car. Some drivers are too easy to overtake because they only call up the speed of their car and do not go beyond the limits. I would never do that.

“I use every opportunity to achieve the best possible result. Without breaking the rules, of course,” said Mazepin.

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Nikita is currently sitting on 20th in the standings and is yet to score points in his debut season.

Can Mazepin score points in the 2021 season? Let us know.

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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