Nikita Mazepin – Biography

Nikita Dmitryevich Mazepin was born in Moscow, Russia, on 2 March 1999. His father, Dmitry Mazepin, is an active shareholder and highly positioned individual at Russia’s chemical group Uralchem.

Nikita Mazepin – Early Career

1) Karting

Nikita Mazepin won Russia’s Karting Championship and made his international karting debut in 2011 at the Trofeo Andrea Margutti. Within two years, he was competing in the KF3 class at the CIK-FIA Karting European Championship. During the WSK Super Master Series 2013, he was ranked 4th in the KFJ-category. He finished second in the World Karting Championship in his final season of karting in 2014.

2) Lower Formulae

Nikita Mazepin’s first attempt at racing in a car was in 2014, where he competed in the MRF Formula 2000 series. In the second round of the race, he claimed his first podium in single-seater car racing.

The next time, he participated in the Toyota racing series, and throughout the drivers’ championship standings, he stood at the eighteenth position. After that, he competed in Formula Renault European Cup. He secured 3rd position with a single podium point at the Red Bull Ring and finished twelfth overall in the championship.

3) F3 European Championship

Nikita Mazepin raced in the FIA F3 championship in 2016, claimed four points, and secured a twentieth-place position. Mazepin crashed with a fellow racer and hit him in the face, which led to his ban from the Hungaroring first race.

The following year, he raced again and performed significantly better than last year. He achieved 108 points and finished three times on the podium at Hitech GP. As of the end of the season, he held the tenth position in the overall standings.

4) GP3 series

In 2018, Nikita Mazepin decided to race in the GP3 Series for ART Grand Prix. At the end of the season, he had four victories and was in second place overall. Moreover, he contributed to his team winning the team championships.

5) FIA F2 series

Mazepin went on to race in Formula 2 at the ART Grand Prix in 2019. Mazepin had an accident at Sochi Autodrom and couldn’t compete promptly to secure a good position. He tied for the eighteenth place in the season’s end rankings. Moreover, he had accumulated eleven points in that season.

Nikita Mazepin will drive for the Hitech Grand Prix Team alongside Luca Ghiotto in 2020. After finishing second at the Hungaroring, he won his first F2 race in Britain, and his other victory came at Mugello. He received a 5-second time penalty for pushing Yuki Tsunoda wide on the last lap of the Belgian race, which denied him the victory.

Nikita Mazepin – Formula One Career

Nikita Mazepin joined hands with Force India as a test driver and debuted in the Formula One race at Silverstone. In those test races, he set his personal best lap record. In 2017, he accumulated 100 laps at the Hungaroring, while in 2018, he accumulated 51 laps. Following this success, he participated for Mercedes in the Barcelona test in 2019 and topped the timesheets with a time of 1:15.775.

1) Haas (2021- Continue)

For 2021, he partnered with the Haas F1 team for future races. He went with number nine as his permanent racing number and participated under a neutral flag due to state complications with Russian athletes.

The Russian driver crashed out during the first lap of his debut race due to getting tangled up in the kerb at turn three. The Portuguese Grand Prix was the next race in which he was penalized for ignoring instructions. Mazepin made a record of the fastest lap at the Belgian Grand Prix when he took part in the race’s second lap. Unfortunately, the race was permanently canceled because of unexpected rain.

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