Nikita Mazepin Makes a Huge Claim After Beating Mick Schumacher at British GP

Published 07/20/2021, 11:56 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


There are several things that have made this season difficult for Nikita Mazepin. In addition to being his rookie year in F1, he has been handed a lackluster car with a teammate, Mick Schumacher, with a better qualifying and race finish average than him. Mazepin generally finds himself behind his teammate and at the rock bottom of the grid.

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However, the Russian turned his tables around at the British Grand Prix; he overtook Schumacher at Silverstone and finished ahead of the latter for only the second time this season.

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One of my best-overtaking maneuvers: Nikita Mazepin

Mazepin was understandably proud of himself for doing so, and he later spoke highly of his overtake.

As quoted by Speedweek, Nikita Mazepin in an official Haas press conference said: “It’s difficult to overtake on this track.

“I used a lot of my tires. But then it was probably my best overtaking maneuver in the last three years.” (Translated via Google Translate)

His teammate, Schumacher, on the other hand, seems to be content with his performance and wants to focus on improvement.

“I have to see what I could have done better now. What we can do better as a team in order not to lose touch with the others. That’s a little more important to me at the moment than trying to avoid driving around in the back,” said the German.

Mazepin future secured in F1 for next season

Haas team principal, Guenther Steiner has revealed the uncertainty regarding Mick Schumacher’s future. However, Nikita Mazepin’s future in the F1 would be secured for the next season.

Nikita Mazepin’s father, Dmitry Mazepin’s mineral fertilizer company Uralchem is reportedly continuing as a title sponsor with Haas. Therefore, the Russian will definitely be the part of all-new Haas car for 2022.

Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – May 22, 2021. Haas’ Nikita Mazepin during practice REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes.

Meanwhile, Mazepin’s teammate Mick Schumacher’s future in Formula 1 is a bit trickier to finalize.

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“It’s a three-party contract because he also has one at Ferrari. So there are still a few things that have to be sorted out,” said Hass team principal Guenther Steiner.

“Mick can’t say it has been signed yet, but there is an agreement. However, since there are three parties, it is more complicated than if it was just a contract between the two of us.”

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Can Nikita Mazepin continue to out-perform his teammate, Mick Schumacher this season? What do you think? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Pingaksh Sharma

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Pingaksh Sharma is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been following this sport since India hosted the Grand Prix in 2012 and has been an ardent supporter of the eventual race winner, Sebastian Vettel. He is also a fan of Max Verstappen and Red Bull and hopes the former breaks the Lewis Hamilton dominance.

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