Haas chose Russiaโ€™s Nikita Mazepin

Haas chose Russiaโ€™s Nikita Mazepin

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carl_w

6,639 posts

223 months

Friday 16th April
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CoolHands said:
Cry me a river!
Because I cried a river over you?

HocusPocus

384 posts

66 months

Friday 16th April
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carl_w said:
CoolHands said:
Cry me a river!
Because I cried a river over you?
Er no. Rather....
Because daddy's fertilizers polluted one or two.

JonChalk

4,522 posts

75 months

Friday 16th April
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Blib said:
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.
Boo-fking-hoo!

He’s an arrogant, entitled, nasty turd of the highest order and gets zero sympathy from me.

Plenty of documented examples of him not caring about others, even prior to more recent example - he cares not one st for the mental well being of anyone but himself and his fathers money.

Stan the Bat

6,390 posts

177 months

Friday 16th April
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Blib said:
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.
No sympathy felt from me.

TheDeuce

9,143 posts

31 months

Friday 16th April
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Blib said:
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.
You need this forum: https://www.mumsnet.com/

We do things... differently, at PH wink

vaud

40,154 posts

120 months

Friday 16th April
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Blib said:
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.
F1 drivers are pretty self confident and arrogant. I'm sure he will be fine.

ajprice

20,296 posts

161 months

Friday 16th April
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If he doesn't get better, and keeps binning it, how long will it be before it gets embarrassing for him, and Mazepin Sr watching his boy smashup more carbon when he goes out? Would they call it quits, walk, and leave Haas hanging?

He was fast when he had the test in the Mercedes, but he still went off in that https://www.espn.co.uk/f1/story/_/id/26754900/russ...

TheDeuce

9,143 posts

31 months

Friday 16th April
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ajprice said:
If he doesn't get better, and keeps binning it, how long will it be before it gets embarrassing for him, and Mazepin Sr watching his boy smashup more carbon when he goes out? Would they call it quits, walk, and leave Haas hanging?

He was fast when he had the test in the Mercedes, but he still went off in that https://www.espn.co.uk/f1/story/_/id/26754900/russ...
Thing is... fast is only 'fast' if you don't go off. The one thing he can't seem to do is maintain 'fast' for long enough to count, without pushing too hard. He could manage it on his day in F2, but that is a very different level of challenge in terms of speed and intensity. There is nothing I saw of him in F2 that suggests he was F1 ready, or even F1 material.

I think in this instance, if the comedy continues, there actually is a real chance of Dad pulling the plug. What sort of Dad pays for their son to repeatedly crash out and get laughed at confused

The ball is firmly in Mazepins court of course. If he can sort himself out and stop pushing the car beyond it or his own limit, then I expect soon enough this thread will run dry and his Dad will be happy to keep writing the cheque's

Blib

37,646 posts

162 months

Friday 16th April
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TheDeuce said:
You need this forum: https://www.mumsnet.com/

We do things... differently, at PH wink
I've been on this forum 131 months longer than you. I know bit about how it works. hehe

It's just that my job tends to get me thinking about other aspects of what may be going on, that's all.

smile

TheDeuce

9,143 posts

31 months

Friday 16th April
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Blib said:
TheDeuce said:
You need this forum: https://www.mumsnet.com/

We do things... differently, at PH wink
I've been on this forum 131 months longer than you. I know bit about how it works. hehe

It's just that my job tends to get me thinking about other aspects of what may be going on, that's all.

smile
Fair play. And for what it's worth I can well imagine in that young lads head a lot of stress, pressure and desperation from being under such focus in social media and from starting his F1 career on 'the wrong foot'. In fact on another thread I suggested that a fk up this weekend was all but certain simply because he'd be trying so hard not to fk up following his Bahrain antics.

He'll either sink or swim though. I would expect most people his age to crumble under half the pressure... But naturally an F1 driver needs to repeatedly cope with pressure and intensity AND remain consistent in order to get the job done - the worst that can happen to this kid is that he learns he can't do that extremely quickly. He'll still be set for life and have enough life ahead of him to find a new passion and challenge.

I'm intrigued as to how he'll deal with the pressure he's placed himself under - but I'm not worried about his mental welfare. I actually think he's coping by bring fairly casual about his paid for ride in F1.

Wills2

17,904 posts

140 months

Friday 16th April
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TheDeuce said:
You need this forum: https://www.mumsnet.com/

We do things... differently, at PH wink
Say's the rapid fire post count newbie...lol



rscott

11,830 posts

156 months

Saturday 17th April
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rscott

11,830 posts

156 months

Saturday 17th April
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Petrus1983

4,809 posts

127 months

Sunday 18th April
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I’m guessing he’ll be out by the end of lap 5. Any other guesses?

Angpozzuto

513 posts

74 months

Sunday 18th April
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Before the end of the first lap. I reckon he'll lose trying to defend against tsunoda

TheDeuce

9,143 posts

31 months

Sunday 18th April
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Petrus1983 said:
I’m guessing he’ll be out by the end of lap 5. Any other guesses?
Judging by his pace in FP3 and quali I think someone's had a word about parts usage... So I can see him either crashing as per normal today, or going the other extreme and nursing the car for the sake of not crashing.

Either way, I still don't rate him as an F1 driver smile

SpudLink

3,576 posts

157 months

Sunday 18th April
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Petrus1983 said:
I’m guessing he’ll be out by the end of lap 5. Any other guesses?
I enjoy a bit of Mazespin bashing as much as anyone, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he has an incident free race. I would hope someone has sat him down for a conversation. ‘It doesn’t matter if you finish last, just finish the race.’
He does look out of his depth when trying to be competitive, but I would hope he at least has the ability to keep it on track for a full race.

Blib

37,646 posts

162 months

Sunday 18th April
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The top eight are separated by less time than he is from Mick.

Brainpox

3,064 posts

116 months

Sunday 18th April
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He'll spin on lap 1, the question is whether he bins it in the process. The walls are fairly close so it's quite likely. As long as he doesn't collect anyone else in the process it's all good.

Edited by Brainpox on Sunday 18th April 11:57

Jonny_

3,045 posts

172 months

Sunday 18th April
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SpudLink said:
Petrus1983 said:
I’m guessing he’ll be out by the end of lap 5. Any other guesses?
I enjoy a bit of Mazespin bashing as much as anyone, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he has an incident free race. I would hope someone has sat him down for a conversation. ‘It doesn’t matter if you finish last, just finish the race.’
He does look out of his depth when trying to be competitive, but I would hope he at least has the ability to keep it on track for a full race.
Even with someone as unlikable as Mazepin, it's pretty dismal to see a driver struggling this much. Other than a bit of schadenfreude it adds absolutely nothing to the sport.

More mistakes = more frustration = more mistakes, and so on. Here's hoping he completes this race, and gains a bit of experience and confidence in what appears to be a rather uncooperative car.