WATCH: Mazepin & Schumacher Sensationally Confuse Their Haas F1 Boss for Daniel Ricciardo

Published 10/03/2021, 1:38 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium – August 29, 2021 McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo before the race Pool via REUTERS/John Thys


The Haas teammates have had a complicated relationship with each other throughout the last few races. However, Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin sat down to share a laugh for a recent Haas video. What was funny, though, was a slip up regarding their team boss- Guenther Steiner.

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The task at hand was to identify F1 personalities with their laughs. When presented with Steiner’s cackle, both drivers immediately guessed Daniel Ricciardo. A difficult one to decipher, Mick was in shock. “What?!” 

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As Mick recovered from the reveal, Mazepin hilariously added, “same thing, isn’t it? They’re very similar characters, aren’t they?”  Steiner and Ricciardo do make other people laugh with their crass humor; the ‘f*cking w*nkers’ and ‘Netflix are a bunch of c*nts’ comments ring similarities.

Haas attempt to bring the drivers together

The making of such videos on all the teams’ parts is not only good for the marketing of the team but also gives the drivers a chance to bond with each other. This has led to good friendships on the grid. From Vettel and Leclerc, Gasly and Tsunoda and even Norris and Ricciardo. As a result, with the uneasiness between the two drivers, these activities might help.

The animosity between the two drivers exploded during the Dutch GP weekend. Since then, the tensions have flared to a point that team principal Guenther Steiner is left helpless. “They have to learn to fight, but they have to do that without doing damage, without damaging themselves or the team.”

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The two are fighting for a better position at the bottom of the grid to win what is an incompetent machine. Steiner realizes it may be a cause of further conflict between the two. “Right now it’s very difficult because we’re in that position where there’s nothing to fight for except from [fighting] each other.”

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JULY 15: Nikita Mazepin of Russia and Haas F1 and Mick Schumacher of Germany and Haas F1 look on as the prototype for the 2022 F1 season is unveiled during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Great Britain at Silverstone on July 15, 2021 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

However, Steiner believes that there may be a day the two will get along with each other. ” I saw they are talking with each other about how to avoid these problems they have on track during the race but also during the qualifying. They are talking and I’m sure at some point they’ll reach a point where they’ll say it’s better not do that because it’s not good for them as well.”

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As things are seemingly dying down in the Haas garage, will the upcoming Turkish GP trigger another chain of events?

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Shreya Sanjeev

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Shreya Sanjeev is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having attained a journalism degree from St Xavier's College, she finds comfort in the sound of her keyboard while typing and excitement in the sound of F1 cars speeding on a track. A street circuit and Daniel Ricciardo fan through and through, Shreya claims the 2018 Monaco GP to be one of her favorite races of all time.

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