Haas chose Russiaโ€™s Nikita Mazepin

Haas chose Russiaโ€™s Nikita Mazepin

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Siao

113 posts

8 months

Friday 11th June
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Sandpit Steve said:
Siao said:
Jasandjules said:
Siao said:
He does like to use the wall, going back to the F2 days:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMcmlNYR6nQ&ab...
Wow. Just wow. Not fit to drive a pedal car it seems let alone a single seat race car.
Apparently it happens a lot in the lower categories. Not an excuse, but it does
Not to that extent, it doesn’t. Why would someone single him out to make a compilation video last year? He departed F2 with 11 points on his race licence.
I said it happens a lot, not that it happens to Mazepin level. As in a lot more than you'd think, I should have been clearer.

TheDeuce

10,105 posts

34 months

Friday 11th June
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Siao said:
Sandpit Steve said:
Siao said:
Jasandjules said:
Siao said:
He does like to use the wall, going back to the F2 days:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMcmlNYR6nQ&ab...
Wow. Just wow. Not fit to drive a pedal car it seems let alone a single seat race car.
Apparently it happens a lot in the lower categories. Not an excuse, but it does
Not to that extent, it doesn’t. Why would someone single him out to make a compilation video last year? He departed F2 with 11 points on his race licence.
I said it happens a lot, not that it happens to Mazepin level. As in a lot more than you'd think, I should have been clearer.
It's one of those things you do see a lot of in F2 and definitely in F3 - where they're essentially kids still trying to get away with things that obviously aren't acceptable as they progress upwards!

In the end the super license system is supposed to stop those that don't learn from progressing.. But naturally, there are other influences (cough - money - cough) that tend to affect certain decisions..

Apart from the comedy spins and barrier bumps which are great fun - it's stuff like this from Mazepin that isn't actually funny at all in F1. Just listen to how the other drivers speak about him.


ajprice

20,941 posts

164 months

Friday 18th June
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Alonso swapped helmets yesterday...


Jasandjules

66,452 posts

197 months

Friday 18th June
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Did I see him sitting on a high speed corner on the racing line going slowly today nearly causing a crash with Perez?

TheDeuce

10,105 posts

34 months

Friday 18th June
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Jasandjules said:
Did I see him sitting on a high speed corner on the racing line going slowly today nearly causing a crash with Perez?
FP2, yes.

I don't think he's been to a single circuit yet where he's failed to ps off multiple drivers.


ajprice

20,941 posts

164 months

Monday 28th June
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Steiner presented Mazepin with a gift spinning top. "You can spin this one instead of spinning the car" hehe


CoolHands

13,236 posts

163 months

Monday 28th June
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Bit worrying when your own team trolls you

Jasandjules

66,452 posts

197 months

Monday 28th June
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CoolHands said:
Bit worrying when your own team trolls you
Not so worrying when daddy is bankrolling the team though?!?!

TheDeuce

10,105 posts

34 months

Monday 28th June
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Jasandjules said:
CoolHands said:
Bit worrying when your own team trolls you
Not so worrying when daddy is bankrolling the team though?!?!
Kudos to Steiner for being able to literally laugh tragedy in the face smile

JonChalk

4,734 posts

78 months

Tuesday 29th June
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TheDeuce said:
Jasandjules said:
CoolHands said:
Bit worrying when your own team trolls you
Not so worrying when daddy is bankrolling the team though?!?!
Kudos to Steiner for being able to literally laugh tragedy in the face smile
..right up to the point where he vanishes from the face of the Earth in mysterious circumstances.

There's an awful lot of mineral mines owned by Uralchem.

These two things may prove to be completely unconnected.

Jasandjules

66,452 posts

197 months

Thursday 1st July
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I will say however that he appears to have a good sense of humour and his English is excellent too....

ajprice

20,941 posts

164 months

Thursday 1st July
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In return for the spinning top, Mazepin got Steiner a 'Fok Smash Door'


TheDeuce

10,105 posts

34 months

Thursday 1st July
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ajprice said:
In return for the spinning top, Mazepin got Steiner a 'Fok Smash Door'

Are they staging this stuff...? Either way, it's certainly helping to present a more pleasant side of Mazepin.

The driving is still an issue! But this is at least helping and very humourous smile

Petrus1983

5,022 posts

130 months

Friday 2nd July
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TheDeuce said:
ajprice said:
In return for the spinning top, Mazepin got Steiner a 'Fok Smash Door'

Are they staging this stuff...? Either way, it's certainly helping to present a more pleasant side of Mazepin.

The driving is still an issue! But this is at least helping and very humourous smile
“You maybe Russian but you’re not polite” and “somewhere there’s a hotel door missing” yikes not sure how friendly that was.

48k

8,442 posts

116 months

Friday 2nd July
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Petrus1983 said:
“You maybe Russian but you’re not polite” and “somewhere there’s a hotel door missing” yikes not sure how friendly that was.
I thought that too. He's got the look of "I'm stuck with you and I can't stand you".

moffspeed

1,581 posts

175 months

Friday 2nd July
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Awkward or what. Haas. This nonsense just strikes me as being very dysfunctional. Similar to years ago when McLaren mechanics had “John Whatswrong” written on the cockpit sides of Wattie’s car.

Morale may be low and you might be focussing on the 2022 car but surely you remain professional and expend every ounce of energy extracting the maximum from a dog of a car. RUS could give them the heads up on this.

I really admire MSC and his likeable and professional approach. I hope that he does what he has done in lower formulae, quietly learns the ropes (arguably at a slower rate than some) and ends up in a strong F1 team. He needs to remain immune to all this rubbish (including a team mate who nearly put him into the wall at 200mph last month).

Edited by moffspeed on Friday 2nd July 08:39

HustleRussell

19,765 posts

128 months

Friday 2nd July
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48k said:
Petrus1983 said:
“You maybe Russian but you’re not polite” and “somewhere there’s a hotel door missing” yikes not sure how friendly that was.
I thought that too. He's got the look of "I'm stuck with you and I can't stand you".
Gunter has a daughter.

HustleRussell

19,765 posts

128 months

Friday 2nd July
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Flicked on FP1 23 minutes ago and have seen Mazepin crawling in the middle of corners and nearly causing accidents with Raikkonen and Hamilton.

Jasandjules

66,452 posts

197 months

Friday 2nd July
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HustleRussell said:
Flicked on FP1 23 minutes ago and have seen Mazepin crawling in the middle of corners and nearly causing accidents with Raikkonen and Hamilton.
I do enjoy the way Kimi is correcting a slide and as soon as he has enough control, up comes the finger !!

chml

648 posts

77 months

Friday 2nd July
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I'm sure the driver meetings are pretty awkward for him. I know that all drivers get in the way of one and other at various times but he does seem to be a fan of parking his car in the wrong place when he is crawling around the track.

Gunther definitely doesn't look impressed in that video either hehe