Mazepin explains action on teammate: "angry that I lost a position"

07-06-2021 20:24 | Updated: 07-06-2021 21:11
by GPblog.com
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Mazepin explains action on teammate: angry that I lost a position

Plenty of twists took place towards the end of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Where Lewis Hamilton went straight on at turn 1, Gasly and Leclerc were in a thunderous fight and Perez had to stop his car on the track after the finish flag, Nikita Mazepin in the last lap almost drove teammate Mick Schumacher into the wall.

"Does he want us killed?"

The young German was clearly unhappy with the Russian's action on the radio. According to Haas team boss Guenther Steiner, the air between the two has now cleared, saying to Motorsport.com: "There was a moment on the straight. That has all been resolved, we have cleared the air. There were some misunderstandings, but it's all right and we'll put that behind us."

Angry Mazepin

Mazepin himself also came back to the incident. According to the much-discussed Russian, his battery was virtually empty on the straight, causing him to lose a lot of speed to the oncoming Schumacher. "The main point is that I am a bit angry that I lost my position on the straight to my teammate. The battery was dead, so I was a bit of a passenger. It is what it is though."

Aside from this incident the race didn't go too badly for Haas, the team is now not even last anymore in the championship. "That's great for the team, but obviously there were some unexpected situations with other drivers that allowed us to get that position."

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