Mazepin to Schumacher: We are not friends, I don’t care about his name

Mazepin to Schumacher: We are not friends, I don't care about his name

Nikita Mazepin has hit out at Mick Schumacher despite the pair being new team-mates for Formula One team Haas. Both drivers from Formula 2 were signed as Haas’ drivers for the 2021 F1 season with the pair knowing each other from their go-karting days.

When Mick Schumacher was asked about his relationship with Russian driver Mazepin, he claimed that they both have a good relationship but they have been distant for while.

The German said recently, “He was very nice and there was a healthy respect between us as teammates…then we lost touch with each other a bit and of course we have both changed since then.”

But Mazepin has hinted at a colder friendship with Schumacher, who is the son of Formula One legend Michael, telling Russian channel Match TV this week, “We are not friends. At most we are old acquaintances as we raced together in karts…I honestly don’t care about his name. Because of the name he will have more power, but also more pressure.”

“But when I lower the visor, I don’t think about these things anyway.”

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