NIKITA MAZEPIN will make his Components One debut subsequent season having been confirmed by the Haas workforce.
The Russian, who’s presently racing in Components 2, is the son of a billionaire and brings profitable sponsorship to the workforce.
Nikita Mazepin has been awarded a promotion to Components OneCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
The Russian will hope to push Haas again up the grid when changing Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen
The 21-year-old is anticipated to line up alongside Mick Schumacher, who is likely to be confirmed by Haas this week.
The Brackley-based workforce have already advised Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen that they’d not be renewing their offers and have gone for the rookie partnership in 2021.
WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT HIM?
He has cash. And many it. Effectively, technically his dad has.
Dimitry Mazepin is value over £5billion and based a chemical firm Uralchem in 2007.
Mazepin is sponsored by Russian chemical firm Uralkali, who make fertiliser, the place his dad is a shareholder.
However will not be solely his monetary clout he’s identified for.
He as soon as punched present F2 rival Callum Ilott within the face, leaving the Brit with a black eye and swollen jaw. Mazepin was given a single-race ban for the incident.
Nikita (left) alongside dad Dmitry and Russian premier Vladimir Putin
IS HE ANY GOOD?
He has proven moments of capacity. In 2018 he was in GP3 racing alongside Ilott for ART and completed the season in second place within the championship.
In 2019 he joined Components 2 and struggled.
Nevertheless, this season he has improved and claimed his first win at Mugello. He’s presently third within the championship behind Schumacher and Ilott.
Mazepin has received two races in F1 this 12 months, with an additional 4 podiumsCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
IS HE READY FOR F1?
The easy reply is, we won’t know till his first race.
However there’s a widely-held perception that he’s not so good as Magnussen, Ilott, Sergio Perez or Nico Hulkenberg, who are also available.
Haas have struck a deal primarily based on the monetary/expertise stability that they consider will make them extra aggressive.
It’s a run as a enterprise in any case.
Mazepin has stumped up the money for just a few non-public exams with Mercedes and Drive India again in 2016 and 2018, so given the shortage of testing presently out there, he actually has a greater likelihood than most of getting up to the mark rapidly.
Mazepin brings appreciable monetary clout with him to the Haas workforce
The 21-year-old beat F2 rival Callum Ilott to the Ferrari feeder workforce’s seat