After several days of rumors, confirmations and denials, finally Alfa Romeo made its pilots official for the 2021 season. Rumors indicated that finally Mick schumacher would keep the seat of Antonio Giovinazzi, while Kimi raikkonen he would stay one more season in the Italian team and play the last card of his sports career.
On the morning of this Friday, the Alfa Romeo team made it official that both Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi will continue in the Formula 1 at least one more season. The team confirmed it at dawn via social media and on the team’s website. Furthermore, it was confirmed that the group Sauber and Alfa Romeo will continue their partnership to give the team the name.
Finally, it has not yet been confirmed what Mick Schumacher will do next season. Although the German driver had offers from Alfa Romeo, this did not ensure his arrival in Formula 1. From now on, the most real offer is that of the team Haas, which already said that its pilots (Romain Grosjean Y Kevin Magnussen) will not continue in the category, at least with them.
The Alfa Romeo statement
The first to speak was the incombustible Kimi Raikkonen, who was very happy about its renovation. «Alfa Romeo is more than a team for me, it is like a family. Many of the faces that were there when I debuted are still here and the unique atmosphere of this team is what gives me that motivation to keep going, ”said Kimi.
For his part, Antonio Giovinazzi thanked the team for allowing him to continue in Formula 1 for at least a year. “I am happy that this relationship can continue for another year. The team has put a lot of faith in me and I have done everything possible to restore that trust with hard work and commitment, ”said the Italian. Further, Frederic vasseur thanked both pilots for their dedication and commitment to the structure.