NIKITA MAZEPIN will make his System One debut subsequent season having been confirmed by the Haas group.
The Russian, who’s at present racing in System 2, is the son of a billionaire and brings profitable sponsorship to the group.
Nikita Mazepin has been awarded a promotion to System 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 predicted to line up alongside Mick Schumacher, who is likely to be confirmed by Haas this week.
The Brackley-based group have already informed Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen that they might not be renewing their offers and have gone for the rookie partnership in 2021.
WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT HIM?
He has cash. And plenty of it. Nicely, technically his dad has.
Dimitry Mazepin is price 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 just isn’t solely his monetary clout he’s recognized 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 System 2 and struggled.
Nonetheless, this season he has improved and claimed his first win at Mugello. He’s at present 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 is not going to know till his first race.
However there’s a widely-held perception that he’s inferior to 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 spite of everything.
Mazepin has stumped up the money for a couple of personal assessments with Mercedes and Pressure India again in 2016 and 2018, so given the dearth of testing at present out there, he actually has a greater probability than most of getting on top of things shortly.
Mazepin brings appreciable monetary clout with him to the Haas group
The 21-year-old beat F2 rival Callum Ilott to the Ferrari feeder group’s seat