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F1 | Nikita Mazepin set to sign two-year deal with Haas

Russian F2 driver Nikita Mazepin might land in F1 as early as next year on a two-year contract with Haas. As for his teammate, Mick Schumacher steps in on the list of candidates, whilst Sergio Perez edges closer to Williams.

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F1 | Nikita Mazepin set to sign two-year deal with Haas
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The well-established Grosjean-Magnussen line-up at Haas is on the verge of being ousted, as the American-based team is ready to go all-in with two rookies in 2021. Nikita Mazepin is poised for a seat at Haas along with Mick Schumacher, whereas Sergio Perez appears to be looking elsewhere.

According to the Italian edition of motorsport.com, Russian F2 driver Nikita Mazepin has been rumoured to be negotiating with Haas for the 2021 and the 2022 seasons. Mick Schumacher appears to be the number one candidate for the other seat, as a result of the marketing and technical proximity of Haas to Scuderia Ferrari.

Initially Sergio Perez was in the picture, being an attractive and convenient pawn on the American market scene, but the experienced Mexican driver turned out to be considering further options. Williams currently stands as the most alluring alternative for Perez, with the Grove-based outfit willing to sacrifice George Russell.

As for the announcement, Haas might wait until the FIA has formally released Nikita Mazepin’s Super License, although the criteria to obtain it have recently changed as per the gathering of the World Motorsport Council on October 9th. The 20-year-old finds himself in 5th, having collected the same amount of points as fellow Russian driver Robert Shwartzman.



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