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Formula One driver Mick Schumacher talks about Nikita Mazepin leaving Haas: I feel more comfortable

Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin played for Haas last season without scoring. On March 5, Haas terminated his contract with the Russian driver. Schumacher said that after Mazepin’s departure he began to feel more comfortable

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Mick Schumacher (left) and Nikita Mazepin

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Racer Mick Schumacher, who competes in Formula 1 for Haas, said that he began to feel much more comfortable after leaving the team of Russian pilot Nikita Mazepin.

“I have to say that this year I feel more comfortable building a workflow and an inter-team relationship. I think it’s great, “RacingNews365 was quoted as saying.

He said he had not received any news from Mazepin. Asked if he could contact his former teammate in the near future, Schumacher said: “No, I don’t think so.”

At the same time, the German said that he had already learned a lot from his new teammate Kevin Magnussen. “He has been in motorsport for a long time, much more than I do. Obviously, he brings a lot to the team, and it’s great to have him as a partner and get the opportunity to learn from him, “said Schumacher.

Mick Schumacher was hospitalized after an accident in the F1 Grand Prix

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On March 1, the International Federation of Motorsports (FIA) banned Russian and Belarusian athletes from competing under the flags of their countries due to the situation in Ukraine. In addition, it was decided to cancel any international competitions in Russia and Belarus. The FIA ​​has also decided that Russian and Belarusian racers will not be able to compete under the auspices of the organization unless they sign a declaration of commitment to the principles of peace and political neutrality.

On March 5, Haas terminated its contract with the Russian company Uralkali (owned by the racer’s father Dmitry Mazepin), which has been Naas’ title sponsor since 2021. Last season, the team took the last, 10th place in the Constructors’ Cup, without scoring a single point. Last season was Mazepin’s debut in Formula One.

On March 9, Haas announced the signing of a contract with Magnussen. The 29-year-old Dane took Mazepin’s place, with which the agreement was terminated on March 5. Magnussen has been in Formula One since 2014. He was a McLaren and Renault driver. He took his only podium in the first race – the Australian Grand Prix in 2014 (second place). From 2017 to 2020 he played for Haas. In the first two stages of the new F1 season, the Dane scored 12 points (ten – at the Grand Prix of Bahrain, two – at the Grand Prix of Saudi Arabia).

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