The embarrassed situation of Haas F1 Team can help to Hülkenberg


Haas F1 Team Nikita Mazepin
Nikita Mazepin, photo by

After the scandal, Nikita Mazepin's Instagram story made it pretty clear that the Haas F1 Team needed to find a new employee to replace the Russian driver for the 2021 season, but something went wrong, the team paused and kept quiet about Nikita Mazepin's future. Time goes by and Formula 1 fans are still demanding clarity and voting for #Mazepinout on all kinds of social media. Obviously, this storm cannot be stopped quickly. What is this difficult situation for the Haas F1 Team and what does it have to do with Nico Hülkenberg?

The embarrassing situation of the Haas F1 Team.

Don't change horses(drivers) in the middle of the stream- the old saying goes. By all the rules of a successful business, this story should passed very quickly, as it seemed at the start of the scandal. But, today, the power of social media is one of the most important keys to business. Formula One's income depends directly on F1 fans. Moreover, racing fans are much more than business people. This is really important, even though the deal has already been signed. The result is that the people who would like to watch Formula 1 in 2021 do not want to see Nikita Mazepin. 

Although the Haas F1 Team is not in a hurry to name their official line-up for 2021, this is understandable, as the good income from Nikita Mazepin represents a new legal obligation for team bosses. This story resembles a conflict of interest: material with morality. On one side of the scale is afavorablee deal with perspective driver Nikita Mazepin. While the authority of Haas F1 Team is on the other side.

Nikita Mazepin petetion
Petition to remove N. Mazepin from F1 on official source

Social Media

Meanwhile, calls continue for the Haas F1 Team to sack Nikita Mazepin, with a petition gathering more than 43,000 signatures 22 / 12. 
Marco Rossi, a freelance F1 journalist who works for Marca, ESPN and the Telegraph, reported
"The Haas F1 team, particularly those at the top are becoming increasingly worried about the reputation of the Haas brand and relationship between several sponsors due to negative media from Mazepin video”.  
In this situation,coming comments about unfairness towards Kevin Magnussen, Daniil Kvyat and Nico Hülkenberg, who will have no seats in Formula 1 in 2021.

Haas F1 Team Nikita Mazepin
Nikita Mazepin, photo by

Haas F1 Team's free choice. 

According to Tim's opinion on, signing a new driver is all about money. 
So a return of Kevin Magnussen or Romain Grosjean does not seem logical as neither have enough sponsorship. Nico Hülkenberg also does not have enough money to sign with the Haas F1 Team. Although he was rejected by Red Bull Racing, which accepted Checo Perez as Max Verstappen's team-mate. 
Pietro Fittipaldi and Daniil Kvyat are options for Haas. Kvyat could perhaps make a fresh start at Haas. Daniil has been supported for years from Russia and would be a good teammate of the inexperienced Mick Schumacher. Pietro Fittipaldi has support from Brazil, but he does not have enough Formula 1 experience. The last two races have not been so impressive. 

Nico Hülkenberg future
Nico Hülkenberg by Twitter

What does that have to do with Nico Hülkenberg? 

Nico Hülkenberg may not have impressive earnings to represent the Haas F1 team, but he still has advantages, no matter what rumors spread. Meanwhile, as long as the team does not have a clear position on Nikita Mazepin, people will hesitate about whether Haas has a position at all.

F1 fans love Nico for his charisma as well as his racing talent. For the Haas F1 Team, signing Hülkenberg means attracting the attention of the fans, the space for the future perspective of new sponsors. 

Nico Hülkenberg remains at the point in his career where he needs to get involved in Formula 1. Perhaps a year off is normal in the current situation, but to get his best, German needs to return as soon as possible. He will be a good team-mate for Mick Schumacher, but at the same time the antidote to the embarrassing situation of the Haas F1 Team. 
Right now, it is very important for Nico Hülkenberg not to make any stops in his career. Finally, the team can provide what is necessary for talented people born to drive.

Taisiya Lavi

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