“Those Who Hand Out Have to Be Able to Take It”: Mazepin Issues Strong Response to Mick Schumacher

Published 06/25/2021, 3:49 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – Haas’ Nikita Mazepin during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS


The teammate relationship between the two Haas drivers, Nikita Mazepin and Mick Schumacher, has hit a rough patch. Both of them have problems while driving against each other, with the most notable one being when the latter got furious with the Russian for defending his position at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

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However, Mazepin feels that Schumacher did the same thing with his dangerous overtake in Monte Carlo. He feels that he is constantly attacked, and that he is at a disadvantage compared to his German teammate.

Nikita Mazepin feels that Schumacher Jr should take the handout

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Mazepin believes that his Baku defense against Schumacher was nothing more than a duel, and feels the latter should get the same criticism for his overtake in Monaco at the hairpin of the track.

Speaking at the Styrian GP, as quoted by Speedweek, Mazepin said, “Those who hand out have to be able to take it. It hasn’t crashed so far and I don’t think it will either.

“As he said, everyone does his thing, he will continue to do his thing and I will do mine.” (Translated via Google Translate)

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The Russian hopes to have a better race in Austria

The Haas driver first season in F1 hasn’t been the nicest. He has finished outside the top-10 in every race till now and hasn’t been able to score a single point. At the recent French GP, Mazepin finished dead last in twentieth place.

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Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – April 17, 2021 Haas’ Nikita Mazepin during practice REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini

Hence, Mazepin is hoping that the upcoming double-header in Austria fares a bit better than other races so far.

What are your predictions for the rookie driver as he prepares himself for his first race at the Red Bull Ring in an F1 car? Will he find the pace or will he find himself chasing the pack of drivers yet again? Let us know in the comments below.

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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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