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Mazepin ‘first to hear' about Schumacher ski crash

Oct.21 Nikita Mazepin has played down reported tension with Mick Schumacher, insisting he actually shares a unique bond with his fellow rookie teammate. The Russian admits he even clashed with Schumacher, also 22, back in his karting days – but Mazepin also shared some previously undisclosed information about his ties to the Schumacher family's story. He told RBC, a major Russian broadcaster, that his family was actually staying in a neighbouring ski resort when F1 legend Michael Schumacher had his fateful skiing accident in 2013 in the French alps. 'We were the first to hear about it,' Mazepin said. 'I called and wished for a speedy recovery. 'I then saw Mick a week later in Italy...
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