Haas chose Russiaโ€™s Nikita Mazepin

Haas chose Russiaโ€™s Nikita Mazepin

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Siao

97 posts

6 months

Friday 4th June
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Petrus1983 said:
JonChalk said:
We may get an enforced break from him.

His father is saying he has been told he must serve his one-year military service term:

https://grandpx.news/russia-wants-mazepin-to-do-ma...

..hopefully the Russian army have some suitable induction/hazing lined up for him!
“The state doesn’t give a damn about these athletes.”

Athletes rofl
What's so funny about this?

Petrus1983

4,891 posts

128 months

Friday 4th June
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Hamilton is an athlete.

Mazepin turns up and drives a car around, slowly.

LucyP

602 posts

25 months

Friday 4th June
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He won't be joining the army anytime soon. Read this article:

https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20210503-activi...

It's a negotiating tactic no doubt to get a good price from Gene to sell the team to Daddy. No junior = no sponorship = financial problems = worthless team.


Siao

97 posts

6 months

Friday 4th June
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Petrus1983 said:
Hamilton is an athlete.

Mazepin turns up and drives a car around, slowly.
I see!

JonChalk

4,587 posts

76 months

Friday 4th June
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LucyP said:
He won't be joining the army anytime soon. Read this article:

https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20210503-activi...

It's a negotiating tactic no doubt to get a good price from Gene to sell the team to Daddy. No junior = no sponorship = financial problems = worthless team.
Good point:

"While military service is mandatory in Russia, with more than 250,000 men between the ages of 18 and 27 conscripted each year, many Russians get out of it through medical or educational exemptions. Some also simply ignore the summons or pay bribes."

..so that won't be a problem then......sadly.

LucyP

602 posts

25 months

Friday 4th June
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It's a win-win. The state get some roubles from a very rich guy, and the state save the cost of having to fix everything that Mazepin has broken during his year of national service.

MartG

18,009 posts

170 months

Friday 4th June
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LucyP said:
...and the state save the cost of having to fix everything that Mazepin has broken during his year of national service.
Imagine the damage he could do if they let him drive a tank !

Siao

97 posts

6 months

Friday 4th June
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MartG said:
LucyP said:
...and the state save the cost of having to fix everything that Mazepin has broken during his year of national service.
Imagine the damage he could do if they let him drive a tank !
If he manages to spin a tank...

egomeister

5,703 posts

229 months

Friday 4th June
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Spotted earlier:


WestyCarl

2,531 posts

91 months

Friday 4th June
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egomeister said:
Spotted earlier:

laugh

Siao

97 posts

6 months

Friday 4th June
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WestyCarl said:
egomeister said:
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laugh
Egg on my face!!!

egomeister

5,703 posts

229 months

Friday 4th June
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Siao said:
Egg on my face!!!
To be fair it's pretty wet and I'm not sure they are the correct Pirellis

Siao

97 posts

6 months

Friday 4th June
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egomeister said:
To be fair it's pretty wet and I'm not sure they are the correct Pirellis
Hehe, lost it in the straight. I feel sorry for the guy on top

AJB88

7,743 posts

137 months

Sunday 6th June
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ajprice

20,594 posts

162 months

Sunday 6th June
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AJB88 said:
He finished ahead of Hamilton though hehe

AJB88

7,743 posts

137 months

Sunday 6th June
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That he did.

CoolHands

12,869 posts

161 months

Sunday 6th June
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Yeah that would be sweet - “oh yeah well of course I did best Hamilton in Baku”

He’ll dine out on it for years

TheDeuce

9,586 posts

32 months

Sunday 6th June
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AJB88 said:
Jeez.. not great for team harmony is it!! Damn nearly ran in to him confused

The problem with the various Mazespin websites are they're focused only on spins... He's now largely moved on to actual barrier impacts and close calls with passing fellow drivers - I don't feel he's getting the recognition he deserves..

DanielSan

16,243 posts

133 months

Monday 7th June
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TheDeuce said:
Jeez.. not great for team harmony is it!! Damn nearly ran in to him confused

The problem with the various Mazespin websites are they're focused only on spins... He's now largely moved on to actual barrier impacts and close calls with passing fellow drivers - I don't feel he's getting the recognition he deserves..
Regardless of whose bringing in the cash I'd be amazed if the team aren't way more behind Mick anyway. It won't be so much harmony as tolerance for the other driver...

Condi

12,086 posts

137 months

Monday 7th June
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LucyP said:
It's a negotiating tactic no doubt to get a good price from Gene to sell the team to Daddy. No junior = no sponorship = financial problems = worthless team.
Every team in F1 is worth a minimum of £200m, as that's the price to form/enter a new one.

Whether the team is worth more, or less, with Mazepin in is a different question.