Nikita Dmitryevich is a young Russian racing driver who is previously competed under Formula One for Haas F1 Team. He competes under a neutral flag that represents the RFA or Russian Automobile Federation. Before stepping into the highest auto racing class, Mazepin competed for Hitech Racing under the FIA Formula 2 Championship.
Just like many professional racing drivers, Mazepin also started his racing career by participating in karting races. He made his debut in international karting in 2011. From then on, he quickly moved up the ranks and by 2012 and under the KF3 class, he competed for the CIK-FIA Karting European Championship. During his final season in karting, he earned the vice-champion title during the 2014 Karting World Championship. At the end of the same year, he made his car racing debut and first podium during the MRF Challenge Formula 2000. It was also during this time wherein he made a third-place finish and took the 12th place position in the Formula Renault Northern European Cup.
Mazepin continued to enhance his racing career by competing for Hitech Grand Prix in the 2016 FIA Formula 3 European Championship. He had some issues in 2016 but was allowed to play for another season. This led to the significant improvement that allowed him to progress to GP3 and FIA Formula 2 Championship in 2018 and 2019. In 2018, he placed second in the championship-winning a total of four races.
By 2020, Mazepin drove for the Hitech Grand Prix team and earned his first Formula 2 victory. Before signing a multi-year contract with Hass in 2021 and playing under Formula One, he was able to take the fifth-place position at the end of the 2020 season under the FIA Formula Championship 2 series. His first entry under Formula One happened at the 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix.
Nikita Mazepin is a son of Russian oligarch, Dmitry Mazepin. His father the chairman and a major shareholder of Uralchem Integrated Chemicals Company, a company that is considered as the major producer of ammonium nitrate in the whole of Russia.
Formula One Career Facts
- Car Number: 9
- Entries: 9 with 8 starts
- First Entry: Bahrain Grand Prix
- Last Entry: Austrian Grand Prix