Mazepin mistakes must not occur in F1 says Steiner

Nikita Mazepin “must not” carry over to his F1 debut next year some of the “mistakes” he has been making in Formula 2. Mazepin, 21, caused a stir in Bahrain with his excessive racing tactics, which attracted penalties from the FIA and a rebuke from Daniel Ricciardo. It reminded observers of Mazepin’s reckless behaviour in parc ferme after the Spa race earlier this year, when he hit the ‘P2’ marker board and almost struck Yuki Tsunoda in protest of a penalty that cost him the win. When asked about last weekend’s Bahrain race, in which Mazepin was extreme in his defensive driving, Steiner said: “I could say that I didn’t see the race, but that would be cheating.

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