‘What the f*** was that? Does he want to kill us?’ Mick Schumacher smokes his OWN teammate Nikita Mazepin… after the two rookie Haas drivers make very close call on the final 200mph straight at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix
- Mick Schumacher was furious with his teammate Nikita Mazepin in Azerbaijan
- Mazepin suddenly nodded to the right to prevent Schumacher from passing
- Schumacher reacted in time to avoid a devastating accident
- But the German was furious with the Russian and made his feelings known
Mick Schumacher wondered if his teammate Nikita Mazepin was trying to ‘kill’ us in the final meters of Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
Schumacher, the son of seven-time world champion Michael, got into Mazepin’s slipstream as they approached speeds of 200mph on the start-finish straight in Baku.
But as he defended 13th place, Russian Mazepin suddenly nodded to the right in a move to prevent his Haas teammate from coming past and pinning him against the concrete wall.
Mick Schumacher was close to colliding with teammate Nikita Mazepin on the last lap
Schumacher gestures after narrowly dodging his teammate in Azerbaijan Grand Prix
Schumacher (R) was furious with his teammate Mazepin (L) and made his feelings known
Schumacher only reacted in time in his sixth Formula 1 race to avoid a devastating accident.
As he passed Mazepin, the German gestured wildly with his right hand before venting his fury over the radio after crossing the line clear for seven thousandths of a second.
“What the f*** was that?” cried Schumacher, 22. “Honestly, seriously, does he want to kill us?”
In his first campaign, Schumacher was comfortably faster than Mazepin – the son of Russian billionaire oligarch Dmitry Mazepin – who struggled to adapt to life in the elite category of motorsport.
Schumacher was ahead of Mazepin, 22, in Sunday’s race in Baku, but only fell behind his teammate at the restart after Max Verstappen’s late crash.
Haas team principal Guenther Steiner tried to spread the situation between his two rookie drivers on Sunday evening.
Steiner said: “Of course there was a situation on the straight that was all resolved and we cleared the air.
Despite Mazepin (pictured) getting in his way, Schumacher reacted to avoid an accident
“There was a misunderstanding, but we’re fine and we’re all getting rid of it.”
Schumacher, the Formula 2 champion, has spent his debut season in the back of the field in his disappointing Haas machines.
But he is a Ferrari Academy driver and could still follow in his father’s footsteps by playing for the famous Italian team.
Schumacher Snr won five consecutive titles with Ferrari at the turn of the century, but he has not been seen in public after his devastating skiing accident in the French Alps in 2013.