Haas driver, Nikita Mazepin has clarified the scenario following discuss of him having to look at obligatory army service within the Russian forces.
All males in Russia between the ages of 18 and 27 are obliged by regulation to serve one yr within the nation’s armed forces – the size of service lowered from 2 years in 2007.
Whereas there are exceptions, avoiding the draft is a felony beneath the Russian legal code and is punishable by as much as 2 years of imprisonment.
Final week reviews started circulating that Mazepin would want to take day out from his F1 actions with Haas with the intention to fulfil his army duties, nonetheless the Russian has clarified the scenario.
I am conscious there was a bit of dialogue there,” he stated, in line with Motorsportweek. “From my aspect, the scenario may be very clear; I research in college, and the way in which it really works in Russia, there’s a obligatory army service, and there are two methods of serving, in the event you’re match sufficient.
“Choice one is ending college after which going for a yr. And possibility two is in the event you qualify being match sufficient by way of your health outcomes and by way of your finding out outcomes, you’ll be able to go on to one thing referred to as just like the elite military, which is served in a very completely different manner.
“It is at some point every week, and also you’re studying to be an officer in reserve. It takes three years, however solely at some point every week, and it is principally accomplished in a category. That is what I am doing for already two years. And I am clearly going to proceed doing it for yet another yr to hopefully graduate as an officer in reserve.
“5 days in the past, I handed my last examination in college for ending my first 4 years, and I am shifting on to get a second masters diploma later, within the coming two years.”
Taking the tutorial route might be the most effective resolution for all events, as one dreads to think about him getting his arms on a T14 Armata or T90 Vladimir.