Haas chose Russiaโ€™s Nikita Mazepin

Haas chose Russiaโ€™s Nikita Mazepin

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ajprice

20,136 posts

160 months

Thursday 8th April
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DanielSan

16,050 posts

131 months

Thursday 8th April
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M5-911 said:
Interesting, if you look at Russell second stint at Mercedes last year. Bottas was coming on him very quickly. Without the safety car and total mess of pit stop. Bottas would have been on him and certainly try to overtake him on track. I think it went from 8secons gap to 4seconds just in a few laps.
Russell also had a radio call when the came down to around 4 seconds telling him he could use the kerbs more... as soon as he did that and pressed on a but more the gap stopped dropping.

entropy

4,056 posts

167 months

Thursday 8th April
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M5-911 said:
Interesting, if you look at Russell second stint at Mercedes last year. Bottas was coming on him very quickly. Without the safety car and total mess of pit stop. Bottas would have been on him and certainly try to overtake him on track. I think it went from 8secons gap to 4seconds just in a few laps.
Bottas pitted later than George, his car felt better and was able to push hard fresher tyres. Around this time George experienced a PU problem and after its rectified the gap becomes more manageable but still slightly diminishing to over 5s.

Difficult to say whether Bottas would overtake George. The expectation at this level would be to keep the gap to over a second and get the first win. Max vs. Lewis in this year's Bahrain GP is a good example of this.

Petrus1983

4,769 posts

126 months

He’s crashed in FP1 laugh

n3il123

2,122 posts

177 months

Petrus1983 said:
He’s crashed in FP1 laugh
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2fast748

768 posts

159 months

He has a real problem working out where the edge of the track is doesn't he?

LucyP

559 posts

23 months

n3il123 said:
Petrus1983 said:
He’s crashed in FP1 laugh
Twice
Good job Daddy is paying for the repairs!

TheDeuce

8,857 posts

30 months

Updated: http://mazesp.in/

This guy really ain't an F1 driver is he!? rofl

Megaflow

7,447 posts

189 months

There was a (very) small part of me that thought it was down to the car, because the Haas does seem a bit nasty, but the at the end of FP1 was 100% driver error, he was waaay out of the corner for it to be a car issue.

HocusPocus

371 posts

65 months

This cannot be much fun for the Haas team/engineers. At least whilst daddy pays for little Nikita's breakages, they all still have jobs.

TheDeuce

8,857 posts

30 months

HocusPocus said:
This cannot be much fun for the Haas team/engineers. At least whilst daddy pays for little Nikita's breakages, they all still have jobs.
Steiner is pandering to the rich kid, and the team are busy patching up the rich kids car each time he bends it. By their own admission they have no intent to improve their car this year and no competitive ambitions - so it's about as low as an F1 career can get pretty much isn't it?

For the teams sake we can only hope they (Dallara...) have something tasty coming together for 2022 - because this year is just a pitiful waste of fuel and rubber.

JonChalk

4,437 posts

74 months

TheDeuce said:
HocusPocus said:
This cannot be much fun for the Haas team/engineers. At least whilst daddy pays for little Nikita's breakages, they all still have jobs.
Steiner is pandering to the rich kid, and the team are busy patching up the rich kids car each time he bends it. By their own admission they have no intent to improve their car this year and no competitive ambitions - so it's about as low as an F1 career can get pretty much isn't it?

For the teams sake we can only hope they (Dallara...) have something tasty coming together for 2022 - because this year is just a pitiful waste of fuel and rubber.
That's the plan - they were clearly saying "no 2021 development, focus on 2022" at the end of last year. All Schumacher can do to impress is to hand the sub-par Mazepin his ass every single race, which he is expected to do. It's hardly win-win for Schumacher.

Going to look a bit silly if still 1 second off the pace NEXT year.

TheDeuce

8,857 posts

30 months

JonChalk said:
TheDeuce said:
HocusPocus said:
This cannot be much fun for the Haas team/engineers. At least whilst daddy pays for little Nikita's breakages, they all still have jobs.
Steiner is pandering to the rich kid, and the team are busy patching up the rich kids car each time he bends it. By their own admission they have no intent to improve their car this year and no competitive ambitions - so it's about as low as an F1 career can get pretty much isn't it?

For the teams sake we can only hope they (Dallara...) have something tasty coming together for 2022 - because this year is just a pitiful waste of fuel and rubber.
That's the plan - they were clearly saying "no 2021 development, focus on 2022" at the end of last year. All Schumacher can do to impress is to hand the sub-par Mazepin his ass every single race, which he is expected to do. It's hardly win-win for Schumacher.

Going to look a bit silly if still 1 second off the pace NEXT year.
I genuinely feel sorry for Mick actually.. In theory no matter how st the car, you can show your ability by beating your team mate - but that doesn't work if your team mate is totally useless, because of course you will beat them.. any other driver would beat them too! It doesn't mean very much.

I wonder, does Mazepin senior have any other sons that might like to have a go? Got to be worth a shot..

ggdrew

128 posts

88 months

TheDeuce said:
Steiner is pandering to the rich kid, and the team are busy patching up the rich kids car each time he bends it. By their own admission they have no intent to improve their car this year and no competitive ambitions - so it's about as low as an F1 career can get pretty much isn't it?

For the teams sake we can only hope they (Dallara...) have something tasty coming together for 2022 - because this year is just a pitiful waste of fuel and rubber.
I'm sure that for a lot of the team members at the mid-to-low end of the grid they are just there to suck up as much cash from the money-go-round as they can. Apart from poor Gene biggrin
Another clue is that many of their mechanics are chubby blokes - not exactly 'front row of the grid' approach to F1. But the money's good and they can have an M4 at home for when they see their plumber mates down the pub. It REALLY IS a massive money-go-round, and that includes drivers.

HocusPocus

371 posts

65 months

ggdrew said:
I'm sure that for a lot of the team members at the mid-to-low end of the grid they are just there to suck up as much cash from the money-go-round as they can. Apart from poor Gene biggrin
Another clue is that many of their mechanics are chubby blokes - not exactly 'front row of the grid' approach to F1. But the money's good and they can have an M4 at home for when they see their plumber mates down the pub. It REALLY IS a massive money-go-round, and that includes drivers.
hmmm only agree to an extent, because that M4 is probably on PCP or lease costing £x per month.

Anyway, little Nikita's folly is an expensive game which Daddy M will be funding out of his fertilizer company's tax deducted petty cash promotional budget.

LucyP

559 posts

23 months

Gene wants to sell. Mazepin Sr. wants to buy. He tried to get Racing Point but Stroll beat him to it. The Haas model is similar to the Aston model. Son is there. There is bound to be some deal on the engine in return for Ferrari Academy driver MSC being there, so all Gene and Gunther have to do, is to keep Mazepin happy until the rubles are in Gene's account and the sale is completed.

ggdrew

128 posts

88 months

HocusPocus said:
hmmm only agree to an extent, because that M4 is probably on PCP or lease costing £x per month.

Anyway, little Nikita's folly is an expensive game which Daddy M will be funding out of his fertilizer company's tax deducted petty cash promotional budget.
Actually that was a bit too cynical - I think i was disappointed at seeing my first chubby pit-lane mechanic! But maybe it was just Crofty in disguise doing filler piece for the race weekend smile

HocusPocus

371 posts

65 months

ggdrew said:
HocusPocus said:
hmmm only agree to an extent, because that M4 is probably on PCP or lease costing £x per month.

Anyway, little Nikita's folly is an expensive game which Daddy M will be funding out of his fertilizer company's tax deducted petty cash promotional budget.
Actually that was a bit too cynical - I think i was disappointed at seeing my first chubby pit-lane mechanic! But maybe it was just Crofty in disguise doing filler piece for the race weekend smile
I am a world class cynic..... :-)

Anyway it is no wonder the pit crew are putting on weight if they are pulling so many all nighters gorging on greasy take-out deliveroos whilst spannering the wrecks back into car v.1

Blib

37,528 posts

161 months

I hope Mazepin isn't humiliated every single outing.

No matter how rich one is, failing every fortnight for ten months in front of tens of millions of TV viewers will not be good for his mental health and general wellbeing.

CoolHands

12,434 posts

159 months

Cry me a river!