Formula 1: The first Haas post about Nikita Mazepin was a train wreck

Nikita Mazepin, Haas, Formula 1 (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
Nikita Mazepin, Haas, Formula 1 (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images) /

The first Twitter post by Haas about Formula 1 rookie Nikita Mazepin in terms of his driver role within the team was a total train wreck.

Up until late January, the only times the Haas Formula 1 team acknowledged Nikita Mazepin on Twitter were when they confirmed him to the team and when they posted very infrequent updates regarding how his conduct was being dealt with following his infamous Instagram video, which led to the launch of the unofficial #WeSayNoToMazepin campaign on social media.

Mazepin is, of course, set to join the team as a rookie in 2021 after two seasons in Formula 2, and he is set to join the team with substantial backing from his father Dmitry, the billionaire majority shareholder and chair of Uralchem Integrated Chemicals Company. In fact, the team admitted that his funding is primarily what landed him the ride.

Amid the fallout of the Mazepin video, all of the team’s Twitter posts, as they pertain to the upcoming 2021 season, centered around one driver, with that driver obviously being Mick Schumacher.

Schumacher is set to compete for the team as a rookie as well after winning the 2020 Formula 2 championship.

And when the team finally acknowledged the 21-year-old Russian on Twitter, it went as disastrously as anybody would have expected it to.

In fact, it was so awful that fans were commenting about how badly they felt for the social media manager who was effectively forced to post about the troubled rookie.

Here’s the post, from just over a week ago.

Given Mazepin’s checkered past and his lack of ability to learn from his mistakes or make any sort of self-improvement on the personal level, the replies to this tweet — and the fact that some of them got more than three times as many likes as the tweet itself — were not at all surprising.

Here’s a look at some of them.

"“That’s all well and good but he can suck his mum”“We don’t need dickpics, we just want Mickpics #WeSayNoToMazepin”“Like watching my dog take a giant sh1t.”“Who is this person ? Like why are you posting about him. He’s not relevant to F 1.”“Never heard of him. Weird. He must be irrelevant.”“Yes, I think I know him. I went to class with him and I remember that he skipped the one on human rights and basic respect”“This comment section is about to go a bit mad…..”“Mazepin harasses women and is a violent bully. Pass it on! #WeSayNoToMazepin (No disrespect to the Haas admin that’s just doing their job)”“admin, I juat wanna say sorry, you obviously don’t deserve to get attacked and please know that nothing is directed to you!!!”“Ooh I wonder what else he is. #WeSayNoToMazepin”“More like Mazepharassment”“Im just gonna walk away and act like I didnt see this tweet”“Didn’t ask.”“Mick content only pls #WeSayNoToMazepin”“Your first tweet of him since the assault?…of all the things you could have gone for…yeee-ouch this was a poor choice. At least Haas is consistent is one thing…poor choices… (apart from Mick actually)”“Sorry admin I know you don’t do the decisions but we have to say it until things move #WeSayNoToMazepin”“The best time to delete this post was immediately after posting it. The second best time is now.”“Of all the drivers who could have brought money to the team, Haas chooses a molester.”“Sorry admin, I know you have a tough job. But we still have questions about Mazepin’s fitness to represent the sport.”“Also the Haas admin is going to be absolutely obliterated”"

You get the idea. Just know that I barely touched the surface.

It took over a week for the team to mention him again on social media, and the replies were very expectedly similar.

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Mazepin and Schumacher are slated to make their Formula 1 debuts in the Bahrain Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit on Sunday, March 28.