According to a rule in Russia, men between the ages of 18 and 27 have to do a year of military service.
Mazepin, however, claims that this will not have any impact on his Formula 1 career.
Mazepin explains the reason
“For me, everything is very clear,” Mazepin said. “In Russia, there are two ways you can meet conscription.
“The first option is to complete your studies and then work full-time for a year. The other option is to be trained as a reserve officer for three years.
That’s one day a week and actually just takes place in a classroom. That’s what I’ve been doing for two years.”
Will graduate next year
Mazepin is expected to graduate next year as a reserve officer. Parallelly, his studies will continue.
“Last week I passed my last exam of the first four years at university,” added Mazepin. “I want to get a second master’s degree in the next two years,” he concluded.
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