The pair were both expected to stay with the … ! Indrasish Ganguly. @ben-n I’m not sure if they keep Gio because he is italian and there are only limited number of seats available. Ben Needham (@ben-n) 29th October 2020, 8:15. Raikkonen broke the record for most grand prix starts by one driver in Germany when he started his 323rd race, breaking the previous record held by Rubens Barrichello. “He can be trusted to deliver 100% of what the car can produce and he is a true leader for the people working around him. Could it be video of five hookers in a Chelsea dungeon with SM gear and German uniforms..? Alfa Romeo has extended its deal to apply its branding to Sauber’s Formula 1 team for 2021. That’s a big story for a team struggling with their current drivers who accomplished practically nothing season after season. Not my call.. lol, DaveF1 (@davef1) 29th October 2020, 19:48. Another year of Kimi and Alonso dreadful. Giovinazzi is clearly not the next big thing at this stage and Ferrari have three (and more) exciting talents in Formula Two waiting for the chance to prove themselves at the top level. So many decent drivers Ferrari could promote, you would’ve thought they’d be itching to get rid of him to try out the new generation but I guess none of them are Italian which is about the only thing Antonio has going for him. t1redmonkey (@t1redmonkey) 29th October 2020, 15:11. “I am very pleased for the team to continue working with Kimi and Antonio for another season.” said the Frenchman. Alfa Romeo have rocked the Formula 1 paddock by confirming that their driver line-up for 2021 will remain unchanged, with well-past his prime veteran Kimi Raikkonen and underachieving Antonio Giovinazzi remaining with the Ferrari powered team. roodda (@roodda) 29th October 2020, 8:16. They wouldn’t want to start the new era with two new rookies then who have no experience to fix whatever issues need to be fixed with the car then. That’s a shame. Alfa Romeo announces 2021 F1 team: Raikkonen and Giovinazzi to stay on. See the Comment Policy and FAQ for more.If the person you're replying to is a registered user you can notify them of your reply using '@username'. Fast forward to the 21 st century and Italian flare combines with Swiss sensibilities in a new era … Exclusive footage of Räikkönen and Giovinazzi during the test session available at the following link. Read more about Dieter Rencken, find all their articles and get in touch with them, Read more about Hazel Southwell, find all their articles and get in touch with them, Find out more about RaceFans and contact us here, Become a RaceFans Supporter to hide this ad and others. The Alfa Romeo F1 racers said it was a tough year ahead of final at Yas Marina Circuit Alfa Romeo racers Kimi Raikonnen and Antonio Giovinazzi have … Raikkonen is the most experienced driver in F1 history, completing more race starts at 326, which in turn means he has racked up more kilometres in 86,467. Could be worth noting that in the current covid world, Ferrari could do a lot worse than keep their current reserve driver (who has two years race experience) in an active seat. Oct.30 - Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN will extend the relationship with Kimi Räikkönen and Antonio Giovinazzi to a third season as the driver pairing is confirmed for the team for the 2021 … The extension of the deal has been officially confirmed today. Alfa Romeo has confirmed its current driver line-up of Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi will remain with the team for a third season. McJamweasel (@mcjamweasel) 29th October 2020, 10:39, It’s not called ‘Silly Season’ for nothing…. I’m amazed Giovinazzi is expected to retain his seat. I was really hoping for a rookie (Ilott or Schwartzman) in stead of GIO. Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi will remain together at the Alfa Romeo Racing Formula 1 team for a third consecutive season in 2021. Giovinazzi… Find out more about RaceFans and contact us here. At Haas if they bring in two rookies in 2021, they might find it difficult to fix the issues with the car in 2021 and help those rookies gain some valuable experience for 2022. Required fields are marked *. 29th October 2020, 8:0229th October 2020, 12:34 | Written by Dieter Rencken and Hazel Southwell. 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I think for a marketing point of view it is better to have an italian driving an Alfa than some young british bloke (who really has the talent to be in F1), John H (@john-h) 29th October 2020, 11:36. Antonio Giovinazzi is in no doubt Alfa Romeo team-mate Kimi Raikkonen is still "one of the best" drivers racing in Formula 1. In the case of GIO, however, it is baffling. Giovinazzi, 26, will be entering his third full-time season in the series with Alfa Romeo. It is expected to confirm current drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi will remain with … Italian Antonio Giovinazzi will stay at Alfa Romeo for his second Formula 1 season next year. Especially when they could have one new guy here and one at Hass. We have laid some solid foundations in the last three season and we aim to reap the rewards of this work in 2021 and beyond.”. Find out more about the team and our partners. Antonio Giovinazzi is in no doubt Alfa Romeo team-mate Kimi Raikkonen is still "one of the best" drivers racing in Formula 1. @ben-n As with the speculation with Russell and Williams, this is not likely to be a driving-ability focussed decision. Reviewing videos of Imola starts in other categories helped Alfa Romeo Formula 1 driver Antonio Giovinazzi to pull off a charging first lap in the Emilia Romagna GP. Giovinazzi should be beating Raikkonen… the fact that he is not, and rarely does, should surely mean a change is necessary. Alfa Romeo e Alfa Romeo Sauber Team F1 sono liete di annunciare il ritorno di un pilota italiano nella competizione più avvincente di sempre: Antonio Giovinazzi si unirà a Kimi Räikkönen, campione del mondo 2007, per la stagione 2019 di Formula 1. “And I am happy this relationship can continue for one more year. I can see Kimi being bled dry doing a LOT more Alfa Romeo advertising as a result of this (same goes for Vettel with Aston Martin). “Nelle ultime due stagioni Alfa Romeo Racing è stata la mia famiglia in Formula 1 – ha commentato Giovinazzi - e sono felice che questo rapporto possa proseguire per un altro anno. Alfa Romeo retain Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi for F1 2021 Kimi Raikkonen to race beyond his 42nd birthday with Alfa Romeo as team … Antonio Giovinazzi (right) finished ninth at September's Italian Grand Prix - his best finish in F1. Phil Norman (@phil-f1-21) 29th October 2020, 10:57. Having Kimi might help with knowledge transfer but i wonder if they thought about having someone do a split duty throughout the season–Antonio in the first half of the season with Schwartzman replacing him for the second while Kimi continues to be an excellent source of wisdom. I’m sure changing drivers is not an easy thing to risk, but there are better drivers than Gio, and cheaper as good drivers than Kimi. It will take Raikkonen, the 2007 world champion, into an 18th F1 season. You would think they would want at least one driver with some F1 experience. Kimi Raikkonen remains one of the very best drivers in Formula 1.. That is the claim of the 2007 world champion's Alfa Romeo teammate, Antonio Giovinazzi, who like Raikkonen was recently … Both Haas and Alfa Romeo should think also about 2022 when the new regs kick in. Despite both Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi extending contracts with Alfa Romeo, the latter admits he still feels the pressure to prove himself.Alfa Romeo … Kimi Räikkönen and Antonio Giovinazzi – Alfa Romeo Racing –ORLEN Formula 1 team drivers – participated in a day of real-world tests with Alfa Romeo’s new super sports sedans, the Giulia GTA and GTAm. Raikkonen, the 2007 F1 world champion, said: 'Alfa Romeo Racing is more than a team to me, it is like a second family. F1: Raikkonen, Giovinazzi staying at Alfa Romeo, Haas likely home for Schumacher Alfa Romeo's Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi in the paddock ahead … I would be disappinted if Kimi and Antonio remain at Alfa Romeo for the next season. Alfa Romeo Racing have confirmed their 2021 Formula 1 driver lineup, and it is set to look the same as their 2019 and 2020 lineups. Its known that Ferrari considers the team as place to breed and nuture new talent in F1. Will it look good for an Italian company to dump one of their own young drivers to be replaced by a German, a Russian or a British driver. He's still seeking his first podium finish in F1. I can’t see the same appeal with Giovanazzi however but I don’t have all the information and data. Perhaps better to allocate one or more of these to Haas? It’s just odd. Alfa Romeo retain Raikkonen and Giovinazzi partnership for 2021 Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi have been confirmed as Alfa Romeo 's driver pairing for the 2021 Formula 1 season. I do wonder now if this is a kind of political decision. Besides being a world champion, he has got nearly 2 decades of experience backing him up. If that remains true, I can’t understand why they are persisting with him when they have so many other young drivers looking for seats. I had expected one to leave at least. Alfa Romeo will have an unchanged line-up of Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi in 2021, extending the stay of Formula 1’s most experienced driver. Raikkonen, who turned 41 this month, will celebrate the 20th anniversary of his rookie F1 season next year. “The extension of our relationship with Alfa Romeo is a true statement of intent from both parties,” said team principal Frederic Vasseur. Promoted content from around the web | Become a RaceFans Supporter to hide this ad and others, Jesper Mug (@jesperfey13) 29th October 2020, 8:09. I think GIO has been pretty disappointing really so I am surprised they are not going to replace him with one the rising F2 stars. Got a potential story, tip or enquiry? Alfa Romeo has extended its contracts with Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi to a third season as the driver pairing is confirmed for the team for the 2021season. Your email address will not be published. F1 | GP Abu Dhabi – Qualifiche Alfa Romeo, Giovinazzi: “Il nostro obiettivo è lottare per i punti” Luca Bianco 12/12/2020 Discreta prestazione per Alfa Romeo che ad Abu Dhabi riesce a entrare in Q2 con Giovinazzi… F1 | Alfa Romeo, Antonio Giovinazzi entra in Q2: “Ero convinto di potercela fare” Giovinazzi scatterà dalla quattordicesima piazza; male Raikkonen, che punta tutto sulla partenza Raikkonen is the most experienced driver in F1 history, … Personally I’m not keen on the Alfa Romeo ‘branding’, as it’s basically a Sauber wearing an Alfa Romeo hat – it’s not actually the manufacturer at all. Italian Giovinazzi has been retained alongside the 2007 season to contest his third full season in F1, with Alfa Romeo opting for continuity for 2021 as it announced its driver plans ahead of … chimaera2003 (@chimaera2003) 29th October 2020, 8:33. Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi will remain together at the Alfa Romeo Racing Formula 1 team for a third consecutive season in 2021. Il 25 settembre 2018 viene ufficializzato come pilota titolare della Alfa Romeo Racing per il 2019 insieme a Kimi Räikkönen.Dopo una prima parte di stagione difficile, al Gran Premio d'Austria coglie il suo primo punto in Formula 1… They kept Gio because Ferrari still believe in him I think. Commonsense would be that Mick [for his development] to be with Kimi in an Italian squad. Raikkonen, who earlier this month became Formula 1’s most experienced driver, will contest a 19th Formula 1 season. Its a no-brainer to have someone like Schwartzmann race for them. This website … Post was not sent - check your email addresses! They made the grid regularly but that’s about it. Kimi Räikkönen and Antonio Giovinazzi to race on with Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN in 2021 Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN will extend the relationship with Kimi Räikkönen and Antonio Giovinazzi to a third season as the driver pairing is confirmed for the team for the 2021 Formula One world championship. It’s doubtful whether Kimi would stay after 2021 when he’s 42 and Giovinazzi although is not that bad and he has the experience, he’s not setting the world on fire to say he deserves a 2-year deal. Admittedly this kind of thing does not usually matter to F1 teams but maybe for marketing purposes, the current driver line-up is helping the company financially? The team is expected to retain its current driver line-up for Raikkonen, who became the most experience F1 driver in history this year, and Giovinazzi, who will start his third full season in F1.