Nikita Mazepin and Daniil Kvyat are both Russian, both different F1 drivers at the same time

Nikita Mazepin and Daniil Kvyat
Nikita Mazepin and Daniil Kvyat

Nikita Mazepin and Daniil Kvyat are both Russian drivers and will both join the Formula 1 grid in 2021. While the scandal behind Mazepin’s contact has subsided, Nikita is preparing to begin his F1 career behind the first-line’ Haas car, while Daniil Kvyat is driving as  Alpine F1 reserve driver after clearing Alpha Tauri’s place for Yuki Tsunoda. There are not that many drivers from Russia in Formula 1 history, and almost all of their personal stories have not been crowned with a Grand Prix winner’s trophy. What are Nikita Mazepin and Daniil Kvyat’s goals for Formula One 2021? Do these two Russian F1 drivers have something in common? 


Nikita Mazepin Haas F1
Nikita Mazepin Haas F1 

Nikita Mazepin’s scandalous start to F1 2021. 

To get into the Formula 1 squad, you need a solid foundation: capital, good relationships and lots of racing talent.  Often, the last factor is the deciding factor. So, if Daniil Kvyat almost used this opportunity with modesty, then Nikita Mazepin will only provisionally be behind the wheel of the Haas F1 car. The scandal Nikita Mazepin Instagram story is still noticeable: the rookie Haas starts with a battered reputation, but continues to do it loudly despite everything. 

After Wada banned the use of the Russian flag, the team took the opportunity to circumvent the restriction. Instead of a small tricolour, the bright Russian national colors are now emblazoned on the HaasF1 car. “Why is this: a clever trick or a rofl?” In fact, everything is much simpler: Nikita Mazepin’s father is the owner of the large Russian potash fertilizer manufacturer and a part-time sponsor of the Haas F1 team. It’s just a business, nothing personal. On the other hand, Nikita can now only prove that he deserves a place in Formula One. Until he gets behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car at the Bahrain Grand Prix, there is nothing left to declare himself to the whole world as quickly as possible. Anyway, this is an extreme tactic; will bring any results that we will find out in 3 months, if so.

Daniil Kvyat torpedo
Daniil Kvyat torpedo

Daniil Kviat and Torpedo 

If you believe that Daniil Kvyat managed to avoid scandals during his racing career in Formula One, then you are probably mistaken. The “torpedo” stuck to Kvyat was born after the accident at the 2016 Chinese Grand Prix. Sebastian Vettel called Daniil “torpedo” after the maneuver. Red Bull driver found a loophole on the internal track and overtook. Vettel subsequently crashed into his Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen. Before the award ceremony, the German was quite aggressive, despite the fact that he ended up on the podium. Thus, this nickname came into the world and increased due to clumsy overtaking maneuvers during Formula 1races. Incidentally, at the end of F1 2020 season, Daniil Kvjat was hit by a new scandal, of a different kind with his private life about Kelly Piquet.

Kvyat And Vettel Chinese Grand Prix 2016 onboard 

 At the moment, we will not be able to compare the successes in the races of the two, we have not yet seen the racing achievements of Nikita Mazepin. However, we already know that his actions in F2 are often too aggressive. Many racing fans asking to draw attention to this dangerous driving, and some required to exclude the Russian from the races.

Nikita Mazepin’s dangerous driving

Nikita Mazepin and Daniil Kvyat and their Formula 1 fans. 

Daniil Kvyat do not make their personal experiences public, he doesn’t stand out in the pursuit of hype or in personal communication. He is a completely humble person, who can relaxed with the closest of people. Nikita Mazepin is completely different, it is not about age. At home in Russia these two become rather contradictory. 
Daniil Kvyat’ fans are often over 30 years old, their hearts soften when Russian driver succeed or fail with words of support and understanding. 
Mazepin’s fans are boys in their twenties and not only in Russia. Why do they like him? He is associated with another notorious Formula 1 driver of the past. Nikita Mazepin’s driving style, his behavior is partly an imitation of James Hunt’s style. 
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Daniil Kvyat torpedo
Daniil Kvyat  

What do Formula 1 fans expect? 

Every Formula 1 driver has clear and difficult goals for the coming year. 
Despite the transfer to the Formula 1 reserve drivers, Kvyat’s task is to get as much involved as possible in the work and forget all the negative experiences of the past and start his career in the Alpine Formula 1 team with a clean slate

Everything that has happened since the start of the new 2021 F1 season is an attempt Nikita Mazepin to justify itself in the eyes of all Formula One fans, but it is a difficult task: the further it goes, the more money is spent on maintaining the image.

I made a huge mistake but I have taken responsibility and learned from it.” – N. Mazepin for BBC

Nikita Mazepin
Nikita Mazepin with father

That is why Nikita Mazepin’s main goal is to prove all his claims and be faster than Mick Schumacher at the same time. Moreover, he  needs to restore the respect of the people in the Formula One paddock and prove to Formula One fans that he deserves his place in the Haas team. Otherwise, no one will want to work with him after the money has been spent. 

Nikita Mazepin and Daniil Kvyat, despite the fact that the Russians have two completely different temperaments. It remains obvious that despite such a different start to the 2021 F1 season, Daniil Kvyat still has every chance of returning, while Mazepin has the same chance of leaving.