CONFIRMED: Kimi Raikkonen, Antonio Giovinazzi to Stay at Alfa Romeo F1 Next Season

October 30, 2020 1:51 pm

Kimi Raikkonen is the most formidable driver on the grid. Besides being a world champion, he has got nearly 2 decades of experience backing him up. Yet, Kimi’s future in F1 was uncertain. However, his decision to carry on another year with Alfa Romeo clears the cloud over that subject.

Kimi Raikkonen is a legend in F1. Although he hasn’t been impressive in the Alfa Romeo car, we cannot overlook his glorious past. Honestly, this decision to continue even in his early forties fortifies the mettle of the racer. His determination, willpower, and love for the sport is admirable.

As the Finn drives into the 2021 season in the same cockpit, there was considerable ambiguity on his teammate for the next season. So, to please the fans and keep the partnership running, Alfa Romeo retained both its drivers for the 2021 season. So we will again witness the Italian and the Finnish driving alongside each other.

The former Sauber team, in their announcement, were all praises for the Italian. Although Giovinazzi’s seat got threatened by Schumacher Jr. the team decided that Giovinazzi could have another shot at the cockpit. Also Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio share a formidable bond on and off the track which could benefit the team well.

Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio voice their gratitude to Alfa Romeo

The declaration pleased both the drivers. Pleased from it, they had each voiced their gratitude. Especially Giovinazzi. The Italian has not really been performing well. However, the second chance that the team has offered him will be enough, we believe.

“Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN has been my home in Formula One for the last two seasons, and I am happy this relationship can continue for one more year. The team has put a lot of faith in me and I have done my best to repay this confidence with hard work and commitment: we have achieved some good results and I feel I have done my part to make the team progress, but the road ahead is still long and there is much more we want to achieve together. There will be a lot of continuity between this season and the next one, so everything we work on between now and the end of the year will already count for next, and we are ready to give it all we have.” commented Giovinazzi.

The Italian has a lot of work to do. Kimi is at the end of his career. His love keeps him back at the tracks. However, Antonio is just starting. The best he can do now is learn from Kimi all he can and excel at his best.

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Indrasish Ganguly

Indrasish Ganguly is an F1 author at Essentially Sports. An avid fan of the F1 championship, the Kolkata based writer admires Lewis Hamilton the most on the F1 grid. His interest in racing stems from his love for cars and speed. Besides his affinity for F1, he is pursuing his Bachelors Degree in English at Calcutta University.

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