Mazepin contested his first F2 season with ART, the team that helped George Russell win the 2018 title, although he claims he did not see eye-to-eye on issues such as set-ups.
Describing Hitech as 'the next step in professionalism', Mazepin said of his time with ART: “I think it's fair to say that we started in an okay place but we didn’t move forward at all.
"Myself and the team’s philosophy on car set-up had not been going in the same direction and it’s also important to say that the people that I have worked with this year in Hitech are, in my opinion, the next step professionalism level.”
Mazepin, who finished fifth in the F2 standings last season, with the team fourth in the constructors', added: “When I went to race with Hitech GP they hadn’t existed in Formula 2 previously.
"So although it is only 12 people, everybody needed to blend in with each other and it was a big task but I think the team handled it fantastically.
“For us to be able to do reasonably fast pit stops, make less mistakes than some teams with starting set-ups. I think it’s an achievement that’s worth noticing."
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