Mazepin clarifies rumours about Russian military service

Mazepin made his F1 debut at the begin of the yr with Haas soon after graduating from F2, recording his finest outcome to date by ending 14th in Azerbaijan last weekend.

But stories emerged on-line last week suggesting that Mazepin may be needed to total army service in his indigenous Russia after responses attributed to his father, Dmitry, at a modern economic occasion in St Petersburg.

Navy support in Russia ordinarily covers a one-calendar year period for males aged between 18 and 27, albeit with exceptions.

Mazepin said in reaction to the speculation that he was “aware there has been a bit of discussion”, but defined that he was by now executing the essential classes to fulfil his necessities together with his diploma at Moscow Point out College.

“From my facet, you know, the circumstance is very clear,” Mazepin said.

“I review in university, and the way it is effective in Russia, there is a necessary army support, and there are two means of serving, if you happen to be healthy adequate.

“Option 1 is ending university and then heading for a year. And option two is if you qualify staying fit adequate in phrases of your physical fitness benefits and in phrases of your learning success, you can go on to something named like the elite army, which is served in a absolutely diverse way.

Nikita Mazepin, Haas VF-21

Nikita Mazepin, Haas VF-21

Image by: Charles Coates / Motorsport Visuals

“It’s a single working day a 7 days, and you’re studying to be a reserve officer. And it will take three yrs, but only just one day a 7 days, and it really is mainly accomplished in a course.

“This is what I’m doing for two several years by now. And I’m certainly likely to go on undertaking it for a single much more year to ideally graduate as a reserve officer.

“Five days ago, I handed my closing exam in college for ending my first four years, and I am shifting on to get a 2nd masters degree later in the coming two many years.”

Mazepin has been studying economics and languages through his first masters diploma, which was also done along with his racing duties via GP3 and Method 2 in latest several years.

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