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Russian Time GP2 team boss passes away

Feb 5, 2014, 9:59 AM EDT

Photo: via @TomDillmann Photo: via @TomDillmann

Igor Mazepa, the team boss of the GP2 Series’ Russian Time organization, has passed away unexpectedly at age 40. An official series statement said Mazepa died earlier this week.

In its first season in the championship, the Russian Time team won the Teams’ Championship with drivers Sam Bird and Tom Dillmann. Bird finished second to Fabio Leimer in the Driver’s Championship.

Here’s the official GP2 statement:

 

It is with deep sadness that GP2 Series organisers confirm the untimely passing of RUSSIAN TIME’s Team Principal Igor Mazepa earlier this week.

Mazepa who joined the GP2 paddock in 2013 led the Russian’s squad to the crown in their first year. His passion, kindness and enthusiasm will be truly missed.

GP2 organisers send their thoughts and condolences to his family and loved ones.

Additionally, Bird and Dillmann tweeted their thoughts and condolences.

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