After a highly controversial first season in Formula 1, Nikita Mazepin is now facing pressure from the Russian military.

Mazepin’s billionaire father, Dmitry, who is the owner of Haas title sponsor Uralchem, revealed details about this scenario.

At the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, Mazepin Snr. said that the Russian military wants Nikita to complete his mandatory military service.

Nikita Mazepin. Source:

Military service mandatory in Russia

In Russia, it is mandatory for all men over the age of 18 to enroll in the military for a period of one year.

“Nikita has 23 races to do this year, and they are telling him that he needs to join the army – ‘You need to go to the training camp’,” Mazepin Snr. said.

“He said to me, “Dad, what should I do? I have a race every two weeks’. Nobody wants to listen. But it’s not just about Nikita Mazepin, but everyone else who is in the same situation.

Mazepin for Haas. Source:

“The state doesn’t give a damn about these athletes,” he concluded.

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  1. He is not going to have a long career in F1 anyway so let him finish the season and then join up and he probably won’t come back to F1
    Sounds nasty it say it but he won’t be missed by many fans or drivers

  2. That’s one way to get him out of F1. If it’s compulsory for everyone, then he must do it. At least he has Daddy to support him financially. Joe Bloggs may have a family to support and be called up.

  3. Kimi did his military service. He even escaped military bases to go and race and sneak back in. But he’s world champion material


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