Nikita Mazepin Lends a Hand of Peace to Mick Schumacher With Heartwarming Gesture

Published 09/24/2021, 8:30 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – April 16, 2021 Haas team principal Guenther Steiner during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS


Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin have had some rough moments during their time as teammates at Haas. Now being confirmed for the season ahead, Mazepin has taken steps to ensure they can get off to a fresh start.

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The Russian driver has invited Schumacher to spend a few days in Moscow. While Team Principal Guenther Steiner isn’t happy he wasn’t invited, he is pleased to see his drivers are getting along.

Guenther Steiner is happy seeing Mick Schumacher and Mazepin bonding

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The Haas boss was concerned about Mick‘s deteriorating relationship with Nikita. Fortunately, it seems like his drivers are trying to bridge the gap; Mazepin invited his German teammate to spend a few days in Moscow.

However, the Russian didn’t invite their team boss, Steiner.

As quoted by GrandPx.News, the Austrian jokingly said, “I’m just angry he didn’t invite me. No, I think it’s a nice gesture and I know he has some big boy toys there.

Formula One F1 – Spanish Grand Prix – Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain – May 7, 2021 Haas F1 Team Principal Guenther Steiner talks in the Team Principals Press Conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS

“I never said they shouldn’t be friends, I just always said they don’t have to be friends. But if they are, then of course I have no problem with it,” Steiner concluded.

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How’s the Haas duo performing on the track?

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The Haas drivers have failed to make an impact on the grid this season. As of now, both Schumacher and Mazepin have failed to secure points for the team, which has cemented Haas on the tenth spot in the team standings.

Formula One F1 – Dutch Grand Prix – Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort, Netherlands – September 4, 2021 Haas’ Nikita Mazepin REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw

Last race weekend in Monza for the Italian Grand Prix, Mick finished fifteenth, while his Russian teammate had a DNF. However, they are well aware of the opportunity that is available in Sochi for the Russian Grand Prix.

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Mazepin will hope to score his first-ever points in F1 at his home race, and Schumacher Jr will aim to do the same. What are your expectations from the Haas duo this weekend in Russia? 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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