|Date of birth||02 March, 1999|
|Place of birth||Moscow, Russia|
|F1 career||2021 –|
Nikita Mazepin is the fourth Russian in Formula 1 after Vitaly Petrov, Sergey Sirotkin and Daniil Kvyat and he started his racing career in karting in 2012 for the Tony Kart Racing Team, with which he competed in both 2013 and 2014.
The next step in Mazepin career was Formula Renault 2.0 in which he competed in two series – the European and NEC series – and also competed in the Toyota Racing Series NZ where he finished in 18th place.
Although he drove four Formula Renault 2.0 NEC races in 2016, Mazepin turned to challenges in the European Formula 3 series in which he finished 20th among 22 drivers and in British Formula 3 he drove three races and achieved one victory.
Despite the lack of success in the early stages of his career, Mazepin, at the age of 17, thanks to his billionaire father, got the opportunity to test Force India’s F1 car VJM09 on 12 and 13 July in 2016 on Silverstone and drove more than 600 miles in two days.
In 2017, Mazepin continued to compete in European Formula 3 in which he drove for the Hitech GP team and finished 10th in the drivers’ standings with three podiums, and again tested the Force India F1 car – he drove for two days in the Hungaroring (August) and one day in Abu Dhabi (December) thus accumulating more than 900 kilometers in the current VJM10.
After two seasons in European Formula 3, Mazepin continued in the same competition in 2018, but replaced the Hitech GP team with the ART Grand Prix and won the first race of the season in Barcelona.
Mazepin secured second place at the end of the season behind Anthoine Hubert, who tragically died in the summer of 2019 in the F2 race at Spa Francorchamps, and on his way to the runner-up title, the Russian achieved four victories and eight podiums.
Also, Mazepin tested for Force India F1 Team in 2018, two days in Barcelona and one day at Hungaroring, driving their current F1 car VJM11.
After three seasons in Formula 3, Mazepin moved to Formula 2 in the ART Grand Prix in 2019, and in his debut season he finished in 18th place out of 27 drivers and tested the current Mercedes F1 car F1 W10 in Barcelona.
In the second F2 season of 2020, Mazepin changed the team again and returned to the Hitech Grand Prix for which he drove in Formula 3 in 2017, finishing fifth in the drivers’ standings with two wins and six podiums.
Thanks to solid results and the financial support of his father who brought sponsorship money to Haas with sponsor Uralkali, Mazepin secured a driving seat in Formula 1 in 2021 in which his teammate will be Mick Schumacher.