Alfa Romeo F1 team representative Frederick Vasul remains open to hiring Ferrari junior drivers as part of the F1 driver lineup in the future, despite the release of Antonio Jobinati in 2022. Says.
Alfa Romeo F1 will sign a contract with Valtteri Bottas, who will be transferring from Mercedes F1, and Guanyu Zhou, a graduate of F2, and will appoint a completely new driver lineup in 2022.
It is the first time that the team has not hired one of Ferrari F1’s young drivers since 2018 when it signed an existing F1 engine contract with Ferrari.
Charles Leclerc, the current Ferrari F1 driver, made his debut in 2018 with the team (then known as Sauber). After Leclerc was promoted to Ferrari F1 in 2019, Antonio Giovinatti took over the seat from 2019.
Alfa Romeo F1 team representative Frederick Vasul confirmed his freedom to choose the 2022 lineup after gaining flexibility in negotiations for a new power unit deal with Ferrari F1 last July. rice field.
However, Frederick Vasul has revealed that Alfa Romeo F1 will remain open to running young Ferrari drivers in the future.
“I didn’t decide to choose another option that I wouldn’t be able to work with Ferrari again in the future,” Frederick Vasul said.
“We can’t say’OK, we’ll hire a rookie for the next 10 years’with a plan for driver collaboration over the next 10 years, so we have to do it on a case-by-case basis. Ferrari has a driver who graduates from F1 every year. You don’t have to hold it. There isn’t a screwdriver at the entrance of the pipe every year. “
“We need to work on a case-by-case basis, which is fully understood by both parties.”
In fact, in recent years many young Ferrari drivers, as well as Charles Leclerc and Antonio Giovinatti, have enjoyed the opportunity to run their cars on the Alfa Romeo F1.
Last year, Callum Ilott was a test and reserve driver for Alfa Romeo F1, and Mick Schumacher attended a practice session at Alfa Romeo F1 before making his debut in Haas F1 in 2021.
Ferrari F1 announced the 2022 Driver Academy plan earlier this week. We have confirmed that there are no drivers racing in F2 this year.
Robert Shwartzman will be on the sidelines for a year as Ferrari’s official test driver, but with new rules that require young drivers to have FP1 sessions at least twice a year, some practice sessions. There is a possibility of running in.
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