After the Styrian Grand Prix, Mazepin said he had found it difficult to match Mick Schumacher’s performance in the race and claimed he had a weight disadvantage which had left him feeling like “a sitting duck”.

Haas team principal Guenther Steiner confirmed Mazepin was in line for a replacement in the coming races and has now revealed the Russian rookie will run the new chassis from this weekend’s race at Spa-Francorchamps.

“He got a new one,” said Steiner. “The chassis are, I don’t know the exact stiffness data, but you cannot change the stiffness of a chassis without changing the homologation.

"It’s a homologated chassis, so it will be very similar. There is always a tolerance in it but I don’t know off the top of my head the tolerance.”

Steiner said the change has “no financial impact” on the American outfit and added Haas will not know whether there is a performance benefit for Mazepin until he has completed Friday practice in the new chassis.

“Performance-wise, we will see tomorrow if there is a difference,” he explained. “I don’t know if Nikita feels any different - that is more down to him than to me.

“But otherwise as I say, it’s homologated chassis. We had two old ones, because one obviously we destroyed last year, we burnt it. We’ll see tomorrow.”