Nikita Mazepin, aka Nikita Dmitryevich Mazepin, is a Russian racing driver who last raced for Haas F1 Team in the 2021 Formula One World Championship under the Russian Automobile Federation flag.
Nikita Mazepin and his father Dmitry have had a beautiful property confiscated by Italian police as sanctions against people tied to Vladimir Putin and the Kremlin continue to bite. Heavy penalties have been imposed on oligarchs with strong ties to President Putin in the aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February.
Aircraft, yachts, automobiles, and other property have been taken across Europe, and Putin’s family has lately been added to the list. The home in issue is known as ‘Rocky Ram,’ and it is located in northern Sardinia. According to The Times, the property is worth 105 million euros, or £87.7 million GBP at current exchange rates. Through a foreign firm, Italian officials were able to track and link the villa to Nikita Mazepin and his father.
Dmitry Mazepin, a Belarusian-Russian billionaire businessman and the largest shareholder and chairman of Uralchem, is his father. According to Deutsche Welle, Nikita’s seat on the Haas F1 team was apparently due to his father’s influence. Mazepin began his international karting career in 2011 with the Trofeo Andrea Margutti, swiftly rising through the ranks to compete in the CIK-FIA Karting European Championship in the KF3 class in only his second year of competition.
Mazepin competed in the 2016 FIA Formula 3 European Championship for Hitech Grand Prix. With four points-scoring finishes, he finished 20th in the championship, last among the full-time participants. In 2018, Mazepin joined the ART Grand Prix to participate in GP3 with Callum Ilott, Jake Hughes, and eventual winner Anthoine Hubert.
He won four races that year, the most of any driver, and came in second in the championship, just 16 points behind Hubert. Mazepin moved up to Formula 2 in 2019 to race with Nyck de Vries at the ART Grand Prix. He signed with the new Hitech Grand Prix Team in 2020, where he will race with Italian Luca Ghiotto. His first podium occurred at the Hungaroring, where he finished second before winning his maiden F2 race in the United Kingdom.
Mazepin joined Sahara Force India as a test driver in 2016 and made his Formula One debut in the in-season test at Silverstone, with a personal best lap time of 1:31.561. Mazepin signed a multi-year agreement with Haas F1 Team for 2021, partnering with Mick Schumacher.
Mazepin was set to race for Haas in the 2022 Formula One World Championship, but as part of a bigger worldwide response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2022, Haas canceled both Mazepin’s contract and Uralkali’s title sponsorship on March 5.
The estimated Net Worth of Nikita Mazepin is between $500 Million to $700 Million USD.
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