Giovinazzi’s Manager Explains Why Ferrari Won’t Choose Mick Schumacher for Alfa Romeo in 2022

Published 06/26/2021, 5:24 AM EDT
SCARPERIA, ITALY: Mick Schumacher of Germany prepares to drive the Ferrari F2004 of his father Michael Schumacher before the F1 Grand Prix of Tuscany at Mugello Circuit in Scarperia, Italy. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)


Mick Schumacher won the F2 championship at the end of the 2020 season. But before winning the title, he joined F1 with Haas and not Alfa Romeo. As Schumacher chose Haas over Alfa Romeo, it meant that the Swiss team could secure their Italian driver Giovinazzi for the 2021 season.

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But some people would like Schumi Jr. to go to Alfa Romeo next season in place of Antonio as Haas are the slowest team on the grid right now.

Formula One F1 – French Grand Prix – Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France – June 18, 2021, Haas’ Mick Schumacher during practice REUTERS/Yves Herman

Antonio Giovinazzi’s manager has come out to speak on the future of both Ferrari Academy Drivers in Formula One next season.

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We all know that our motorsport partner Ferrari is entitled to a decide: Zehnder

According to Formula Passion, Giovinazzi’s manager Beat Zehnder mentioned that the future of both drivers is in hands of Ferrari. He also stated that it would be logical to have an Italian in the Italian brand Alfa Romeo.

“We all know that our motorsport partner [Ferrari] would be entitled to decide who to entrust a steering wheel toIt is also true, however, that on an Alfa Romeo, an Italian car, it makes sense to have an Italian driversaid Zehnder.

He also gave his insights on Antonio’s performances this season, “This year, anything can still happen, but Antonio is doing very well, showing great progress also on a mental level.

He has always been very good in qualifying and now he is proving to be an improved rider also on Sunday,” said Giovinazzi’s manager.

Formula One F1 – Eifel Grand Prix – Nurburgring, Nurburg, Germany – October 8, 2020 Alfa Romeo’s Mick Schumacher on the circuit wearing a protective face mask with his team ahead of the Grand Prix REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

Zehnder concluded by saying, “I repeat – he concluded – it is more logical to have an Italian driver in the team.”

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Can Mick join Ferrari in 2023?

Mick Schumacher is a product of the Ferrari Driver Academy. He is expected to join the Prancing horses in the future. Right now, he is settling into the sport with Haas. Mattia Binotto, Ferrari Team Principal, expects Mick to be ready to join the Maranello-based team in 2023.

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Ferrari are currently 4th in the Constructors’ Championship. Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz are the current drivers in Ferrari. What do you think? Should Mick drop Haas in 2022? Comment below to let us know.

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