Alfa Romeo tie down Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi for subsequent yr’s F1 season
Alfa Romeo tie down Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi for subsequent yr’s F1 season as Finnish veteran delights in new take care of ‘second household’
- Kimi Raikkonen described Alfa Romero as ‘second household’ and is happy to remain
- Antonio Giovinazzi desires to repay the religion the workforce have put in him this yr
- Alfa Romero introduced each drivers have been tied down for an additional season
Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi will stay with Alfa Romeo because the Italian model introduced the pair could be retained for subsequent yr’s Components One season.
Forward of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in Imola, the workforce confirmed they’ve tied down Finnish veteran Raikkonen, who just lately surpassed Rubens Barrichello because the Components One driver to start out probably the most races ever, and his Italian team-mate Giovinazzi.
Raikkonen, the 2007 F1 world champion, stated: ‘Alfa Romeo Racing is greater than a workforce to me, it is sort of a second household.
Kimi Raikkonen (left) and Antonio Giovinazzi (proper) have each been retained by Alfa Romeo
‘So lots of the faces that had been round me after I made my Components One debut in 2001 are nonetheless right here and the distinctive ambiance of this workforce is what offers me that additional motivation to maintain getting in what will probably be my nineteenth season within the sport, subsequent yr.
‘I would not be right here if I did not consider within the workforce’s mission and in what we really feel we are able to obtain collectively.’
Alfa Romeo introduced on Thursday that it was extending its Components One keep into subsequent season after asserting a brand new title partnership with Sauber.
Raikkonen described the workforce ambiance as ‘distinctive’ and is delighted to be staying
Each drivers will proceed and Giovinazzi accepts that Alfa Romeo nonetheless have an extended option to go
Giovinazzi added: ‘I’m comfortable this relationship can proceed for yet one more yr. The workforce has put plenty of religion in me and I’ve executed my finest to repay this confidence with onerous work and dedication.
‘We now have achieved some good outcomes and I really feel I’ve executed my half to make the workforce progress, however the highway forward continues to be lengthy and there may be rather more we need to obtain collectively.
‘There will probably be plenty of continuity between this season and the subsequent one, so every little thing we work on between now and the top of the yr will already rely for subsequent, and we’re prepared to present all of it we now have.’