Last week, it surfaced that Dmitry Mazepin, the father of Formula 2 driver Nikita Mazepin, a Russian billionaire who had previously tried to buy Force India (now Racing Point, next year’s Aston Martin), was now looking at the American Haast and to his son.
“To hear from Italy that Mazepin wants to buy Haast,” the German Auto Buld now wrote. “As far as we know, Sergio Perez (leaving Racing Point) has also heard about the team’s talks with Mazepin and is no longer interested in the possibility,” the paper added.
Haas boss Günther Steiner has recently made it clear that they can even replace both of their riders, Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen – originally Perez and / or Nico Hülkenverg, plus one of Ferrari’s technical partners, Robert Svarcman or Callum Ilott, seemed likely, Mazepin and boarding can further confuse things.
According to the Danish Ekstra Bladet, Magnussen is also increasingly afraid of the situation.
“We have not set a deadline for the pilot issue,” a Haas press said to contact the paper. “When we’re done with the decision, we’ll also make it public. We will not comment on speculation. ”
A spokesman, however, noted that Haas was “not for sale”.