Nikita Mazepin does not give up on his dream: that of returning to racing in Formula 1. The Russian, who served in the Circus at the wheel of the Haas and who was fired last March due to the outbreak of war between Russia and Ukraine, has discussed the experiences gained in recent months where he ventured into his homeland in a rally competition called Silk Way winning on debut.
“I did it with pleasure and fortunately the pleasure led to victory – Mazepin told the Tass news agency – But I don’t see myself as a professional rally driver. I believe that I have a certain social mission that I am engaged in and I am very pleased with it (Mazepin refers to his support for athletes like him who have been expelled for political reasons, ed)”
Mazepin then added: “Next year I will also compete for myself in a new discipline outside our country, but there are no signatures so far. So I can’t talk about it yet. There is a desire, of course, to continue competing in motorsport. My goal is to return to Formula 1, this is the direction I will work in”.