Nikita Mazepin, whose videos posted on SNS have been criticized, has been criticized for his aggressive driving and behavior in his junior career. While Haas F1 teammate Mick Schumacher is a “baby face” character, Mazepin is a perfect heel.
Last year, Nikita Mazepin was given a super license of 11 penalty points in FIA-F2, and one point was about to automatically suspend one race.
However, Nikita Mazepin says he is “not afraid” about the possibility of the same or worse in F1 and is confident that he will not run into trouble with the steward.
“I’ve spent a lot of time scrutinizing and studying regulations,”
“I understand the regulations, and I understand where the subtle boundaries are drawn.”
“As a racing driver, one of the greatest racing drivers (Ayrton Senna) also says,’If you don’t cross the gap that exists, you’re no longer a racing driver,’ and that’s true for all F1 drivers. I think that’s because we have to be willing to accept every opportunity to make it happen, otherwise someone else will. “
“He obviously crossed that line from time to time. And it’s not my decision. It’s a Steward’s decision. Everyone has a job in F1 and I’m not a Steward.”
Nikita Mazepin expects to be unlikely to have as many penalty points as in 2020, as he is unlikely to compete in this year’s championship.
“I’m sure we won’t see it in F1 for the next few years. You need different driving styles when you’re fighting for the championship and when you’re fighting further back on the grid,” Nikita said.・ Mazepin said.
The penalty points imposed by Nikita Mazepin in last year’s FIA-F2 will not be carried over to F1.