According to Guenther Steiner, Nikita Mazepin’s “quite badly” cracked chassis from the Qatar GP could be repaired for the final two races.


  • A cracked chassis during the FP1 in Qatar ruled Mazepin out of a chunk of practice time. The Russian had a heavier chassis fitted to his car as a result.
  • This chassis was used by Mazepin earlier in the season until he requested a lighter chassis that was similar to Mick Schumacher’s.
  • The lighter chassis is now unable to be used, but Guenther Steiner thinks the team could do something about it before the season’s close.

What he had to say:

  • “We are looking into it. It is repairable, but it is cracked quite badly. But it’s repairable.”
  • “We now see how to get it back and if you repair it when do we get the chassis back. There is no point to get it back for a next year, because we don’t use that chassis anymore.”
  • “So this is all happening as we speak. I don’t know which chassis now he’s [Mazepin] in, because I got confused with the chassis numbers, you know, as I said, some people of you know better than me. But for me, they’re all the same, the chassis. You know my opinion about that.”

Founder and CEO of ASN Motorsports. From Balcarce, Argentina - I love motorsports, especially Formula 1, and through ASN I share my passion with the world.