Russian Haas racer Nikita Mazepin commented on his performances in Friday’s free practice sessions of the first Formula 1 stage of the season – the Bahrain Grand Prix.
“The first practice is a special moment for me. This fact alone was very positive. From a technical point of view, the day turned out to be quite difficult, there was a very strong gusty wind. Compared to Formula 2, these cars are much more efficient in a positive sense, but also in a negative way. Piloting is difficult at times. Today the track is much slower than on the last day of tests, which made aerobatics very difficult – at least for us. Considering that there are 23 races in the season, we will face a variety of conditions. It is important to accumulate as much experience as possible, and today, of course, we have done it, ”the Haas press service quotes Mazepin as saying.
In both the first and second trainings, Mazepin took the last, 20th place.
Earlier it was reported that Verstappen became the best in the second practice of the Bahrain Grand Prix.