In 2017, he improved to 10th in the standings with three podium finishes.
A move to GP3 followed in 2018 and turned out to be a strong year for the Russian driver. Mazepin achieved four wins that season, more than any rival driver in the series. He finished runner up in the championship to Anthoine Hubert.
In 2019, Mazepin moved up to Formula 2 with ART Grand Prix but it was a tough season for him. While team-mate Nyck de Vries won the title, Mazepin finished a distant 18th in the championship standings with no wins and 11 points.
Mazepin moved across to Hitech GP for 2020 and enjoyed a much more competitive season, winning two races and finishing fifth in the standings.rnrnHis racecraft attracted criticism on multiple occasions as he built up penalty points for infractions across the year. He earned two time penalties in the final round for forcing another driver off track to leave himself on 11 of the maximum 12 penalty points.
Graduation to F1 with Haas
Mazepin was announced as a Haas F1 driver ahead of the final F2 round of the 2020 season. The Russian attracted controversy just a week after the announcement, posting a video to his social media groping a woman in the back of a car. Haas released a statement describing the video as “abhorrent” and condemned his actions but have dealt with the issue internally, with no publicised sanction.
Mazepin has described the incident as a “huge mistake”.