Russian Motorist Mazepin To Race For Haas In F1 Next Season
Russian motorist Nikita Mazepin will drive for Formula One team Haas after signing a multiyear deal on Tuesday.
KANNAPOLIS, North Carolina: Russian motorist Nikita Mazepin will drive for Formula One group Haas after signing a multi-year deal on Tuesday.
The 21- year-old Mazepin presently drives in the F2 championship and remains in 3rd location in general, having won two races. He formerly tested with the Force India team.
Ending Up Being a Formula One driver is a long-lasting dream come true, he said. I truly appreciate the trust being put in me by (owner) Gene Haas, (team principal) Guenther Steiner, and the entire of the group. Theyre offering a young driver an opportunity and I thank them for that.”
Mazepin, who is the kid of billionaire Dmitry Mazepin, will be the 4th Russian to race in F1 after Vitaly Petrov, Sergey Sirotkin and Daniil Kvyat.
The American-owned Haas group is changing seasoned French driver Romain Grosjean and Dane Kevin Magnussen.
Haas has yet to say who will partner Mazepin next season, but it is commonly expected to be 21- year-old Mick Schumacher, the F2 championship leader and child of seven-time F1 champ Michael Schumacher.
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