Nikita Mazepin´s struggles to not qualify last continue. MotorLat had access to a brief online meeting where the Russian driver shared his thoughts on the Qualy and what´s coming ahead.
When asked about today´s session the Haas driver seemed quite disappointed “It was a clean session but not very promising”
On how good it was to come back to Austria for a second-round, Nikita was very straightforward “today was one of the most frustrating days I´ve had in Formula 1…it hasn´t been very beneficial and I´m quite looking forward to the new track Silverstone next time”
About the famous gentlemen agreement on qualifying that nobody is following but earned him a lot of criticism earlier this season Nikita said “I was made a very easy target in Bahrain Qualy and then it was made a big deal out of it… as a newcomer into F1 that does not get discussed in the driver´s briefing or any other meeting with drivers included…F1 is a double face world and if you got a big name and lots of championships your actions are less criticized than if you don´t,” about the incident in Q2 that involved Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso as well as other drivers going in front of the German driver. Nikita explained that what happened was the exact opposite of what had been discussed before and added “every driver is a human and they can get caught out”
About new rules to avoid these problems Nikita believes that “you cannot make a rule that works out for everyone.”
On the debate of the light and heavier car he and Mick Schumacher are driving, he said he drove the lighter car only once in Monaco and he expects it to be faster when he has the chance to drive it in Spa.