Nikita Mazepin caused a sensation again on Sunday during the Turkish Grand Prix. The striking Russian driver almost caused a crash with Lewis Hamilton who wanted to put him on a lap. The Russian now expresses his regret.
Haas’ driver doesn’t always come out well both on and off the track. On Sunday afternoon, he once again gave critics fodder to fire on him after it went wrong on lap 28. Hamilton came rushing towards the Russian in the wet Istanbul Park and Mazepin was awarded blue flags. Just before Hamilton wanted to overtake him, however, the Haas driver slammed the door, forcing the Briton to hit the brakes full. Social media exploded of course and Mazepin once again caught a lot of criticism.
The driver who finished twentieth is disappointed by the incident and wants to apologize to the seven-time world champion. “First of all I’m very sorry for Lewis. I was already complaining to the team that I couldn’t see anything in the mirrors so they had to keep me well informed where the other cars were. The spray made it like I was blind” he explains the perilous moment.
For Mazepin it was an afternoon to quickly forget in Turkey. He struggled with the difficult conditions and was not only bothered by the moment with Hamilton. “I was lapped up by so many cars. Not once, but even twice. It was just a disaster. I’m glad it ended well, but I’ll find Lewis and apologize to him,” he said. finally know.