WATCH: Nikita Mazepin Fumes at Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc During France Free Practice

Published 06/18/2021, 7:21 AM EDT
SCARPERIA, ITALY: Haas’ Nikita Mazepin is in doubt for 2021 Formula 1(Photo by Joe Portlock – Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)


Nikita Mazepin is going through a rough patch in his debut season in Formula One. The Haas rookie driver did have some heated moments with other drivers on the track as they zipped around. However, the Russian driver is in hot waters with Ferrari again, as he had some choice of words for the Scuderia.

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Furthermore, at previous venues such as Spain and Azerbaijan, both Ferrari drivers, Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc, did show their frustration for Mazepin on the team radio.

Let’s hope that both drivers can produce a clean race on Sunday and reduce the number of cuss words on the team radio as they zip around the track.

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Nikita Mazepin gets angry at Ferrari in FP1

As Mazepin was turning towards the pit straight, Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc caught him off guard, which made the Russian go wide. This made the rookie driver furious and had some heated choice of words on the Haas team radio.

Mazepin said, “Absolutely, *********”, on the team radio as Leclerc’s maneuver cost him precious time as he zipped around the track at Paul Ricard.

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How will Mazepin do at the French GP?

The 22-year-old driver seems to be struggling in his first season in Formula One. The Russian is still yet to score his first-ever F1 points and currently sits in 19th place in the Drivers’ Championship standings.

Mazepin’s best result came at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix where he placed 14th. However, he knows he has to improve in order to salvage his debut season and aims to improve as the season progresses.

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Formula One F1 – Formula One – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan – June 3, 2021 Haas’ Nikita Mazepin ahead of the Grand Prix REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

The Haas rookie will be looking to keep the Haas car under control and will hope for a better result in the upcoming race weekend at Paul Ricard.

Do you think Mazepin will cross the line in a better position than he did in Baku? And avoid having heated moments with other drivers at the seventh round of the championship? 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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