End of the mystery: Alfa Romeo renewed its two drivers and Mick Schumacher has only one viable option in Formula 1

Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen and Italian Antonio Giovinazzi will continue at Alfa Romeo next season (Photo: EFE)

Alfa Romeo made a surprising decision in the midst of the hectic Formula 1 transfer market and that puts the jump of Mick Schumacher to the most important category of world motorsport: announced the continuity of Kimi Raikkonen Y Antonio Giovinazzi for the 2021 season.

The team led by Frédéric Vasseur was the top candidate to give the son of the seven-time champion a place next year, a rumor that had grown after he had been chosen for training at the Eifel GP that finally it was not carried out. Everything made believe that Mick, current leader of Formula 2, was going to be in Raikkonen’s seat if the 41-year-old finally made the decision to retire. If that did not happen, he was expected to replace the Italian Giovinazzi, another of the riders emerged from the Driver Academy of Ferrari, the training school that has the German boy as a star.

Finally, Alfa Romeo cut all kinds of rumors in the last hours and in the preview of the Emilia-Romagna GP reported that the same drivers will follow the following season: “I am very happy that the team continues to work with Kimi and Antonio for one more season . Kimi is a pilot who needs no introduction: his talent has been evident to everyone since 2001. Antonio has played a crucial role for our team and has deserved a new contract for 2021. His work ethics, commitment to the team and contagious enthusiasm are a great advantage, “the team leader signed on the official website.

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Mick Schumacher had been chosen for training with Alfa Romeo (Photo: EFE)

Mick Schumacher had been chosen for training with Alfa Romeo (Photo: EFE)

Upon confirmation of the continuity of Pierre Gasly in Alpha Tauri that was known during the last days, there are fewer and fewer vacant seats in F1 for next year. The great longing now for Mick Schumacher is the one to fill a vacant seat at Haas, what A week ago he announced that he will not renew the contracts of Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean.

According to the information that became known, the young 21-year-old German driver is one of the top candidates to get on one of the North American vehicles next year, but he is competing for the place with Robert Shwartzman, Callum Ilott Y Nikita Mazepin, this last surname accompanied by an important family financial contribution that would give it a few bodies of advantage over the rest. To that list of considered in Haas we must add two experience runners as they are Sergio Czech Pérez Y Nico Hulkenberg.

With what happened in the last hours at Alfa Romeo, there are only five questions left on the starting grid for next year in Formula 1: who will occupy the vacancy at Alpha Tauri, a who will Haas choose for his two empty seatswhat decision will you make Red Bull Racing as for the companion of Max Verstappen and the continuity of Lewis Hamilton in Mercedes.

A detail, no less, is that Williams has signed the continuities of Nicholas Latifi and George Russell but rumors indicate that the Mexican Czech Pérez could be chosen instead of the British driver. To this combo we must add the doubts about the French Esteban Ocon at Renault “It will be renamed Alpine.”

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