Nikita Mazepin says he has a ‘very neutral’ relationship with team-mate Mick Schumacher after a season in which they have had ‘difficult times’.
As teammates of Haas rearguard team, Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin were doomed to each other in terms of competition. The two have therefore also had the necessary heated moments, with Mazepin’s blocking actions in Azerbaijan and Zandvoort as lows. The accusations then flew back and forth, after which team boss Günther Steiner talked to the two to cool down the situation.
“I don’t know if it has been out of proportion,” Mazepin says about the reports of the moments he had with Schumacher against Motorsport.com. “There were some tough times when he learned about me and I learned about him. Every time I go out on the track, I want to be the one who finishes before the other. I’ve always wanted that. I will never stop doing that until the day I leave the paddock and leave my pass.”
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Although it sometimes got heated, Mazepin says that the relationship with Schumacher is better now. “It’s a very neutral band that has no highs or lows, it’s just constant. That’s the only way you can get good results in this sport,” said the Russian.
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