Alongside, Raikkonen, the closely fancied son of F1 legend Michael Schumacher, Mick Schumacher is about to graduate to the apex of motorsport
If there have been any considerations that probably the most skilled driver within the historical past of F1 could be hanging up his boots subsequent yr, then fret not as a result of as per sources of F1.com, he’s set to remain again for an additional season on the Alfa Romeo staff. Alongside, Raikkonen, the closely fancied son of F1 legend Michael Schumacher, Mick Schumacher, is about to graduate to the apex of motorsport changing Antonio Giovinazzi.
“My sources say he is now leaning towards staying put for another year – something Alfa Romeo is understood to want, with the Finn proving time and time again this year how critical he can be to car development, with the red and white cars showing an upturn in form of late with some successful updates,” mentioned F1.com’s Lawerence Barreto.
“It’s as close to certain as you can get that the Finn, who will be 42 next year, will be an Alfa Romeo driver next season. My sources say Schumacher is the favourite to get the second seat, however, Alfa Romeo and Ferrari are keeping their options open with two races still to go in the F2 championship,” Barreto added.
Schumacher who will likely be getting a drive for the FP1 session of the Eiffel GP on the Nurburgring later this week is main the F2 championship proper now and is closely tipped to affix F1 with Alfa Romeo. Schumacher who’s a part of the Ferrari Driver Academy is a favorite for the sister staff of Scuderia Ferrari with whom Michael Schumacher gained 5 of his 7 world championships between 2000-2004.
Alongside the 21-year previous Schumacher, Ferrari academy driver Callum Illott goes to get FP1 drive on the Eiffel GP within the Haas automotive which can also be powered by Ferrari. Even Illott is tipped to graduate to F1 from F2 in 2021 as he tails Schumacher within the F2 championship. Robert Shwartzman who’s the team-mate of Schumacher within the Prema F2 staff is slated to get a FP1 drive with the Haas staff within the Abu Dhabi race.
Meanwhile, Raikkonen, who will likely be 42 subsequent yr will break the file for many F1 begins presently held by former Ferrari nice Ruben Barrichello who was Michael Schumacher’s team-mate in Ferrari’s heyday within the sport. Raikkonen stays the final driver to win a world title for Ferrari in 2007. Raikkonen was Michael Schumacher’s anointed substitute when he initially retired on the finish of 2006 season.
In 2019, Raikkonen moved from Ferrari to Alfa Romeo to make approach for the upcoming Charles Leclerc who outdid Sebastian Vettel in the identical automotive final yr and is once more proving his prowess by outdoing the 4 time world champion.