Mazepin makes assertion about unusual motion in final lap of Baku
Mazepin’s motion has already been met with harsh criticism, together with from Ralf Schumacher who referred to as for a heavy penalty for the younger Russian, in addition to Mick Schumacher who questioned if Mazepin wished him “lifeless.” Mazepin responded to the incident just a few days later: “In Components 1, everyone seems to be an elite driver, so nobody is attempting to scare anybody. Baku was only a misunderstanding based mostly on my expertise and my expectations of what Mick was doing,” the Haas driver said, as quoted by information company GMM.
Mazepin carries the argument that his teammate selected a quite unusual place to overhaul him. He admits that his defence was too late, however after seeing Mick’s overtaking try merely returned to his authentic line. “Usually drivers use the within to overhaul as a result of you’ll be able to brake higher there and sure, I began late with the blocking manoeuvre, however everybody does that. I had no concept Mick wished to remain on the surface. Once I noticed him within the mirrors I instantly went again to my line, as a result of if I had continued we might have crashed,” the Russian stated.
“However that second was only a misunderstanding, I assumed Mick was going to go left, as with the remainder of the overtakes within the race, however he went proper,” he added. Nonetheless, the truth that the motion was initiated simply earlier than the end flag additionally performed a task: “Most likely the timing was essential too, it was the final lap and I wasn’t anticipating it. However I guarantee you I did not wish to scare anybody,” Mazepin concludes.