At Alfa Romeo Racing, we could see a whole new driver duo for 2021, if Kimi Räikkönen announces his retirement and Antonio Giovinazzi is not retained.
Mick Schumacher's uncle, Ralf Schumacher, predicts that a whole new line-up of drivers could be retained at Alfa Romeo Racing for next year. Mick Schumacher, Ferrari Driver Academy driver, is in his second year in FIA F2, and is trying to earn the points necessary to have his Super License, in order to access F1.
Schumacher / Hülkenberg at Alfa Romeo?
Ralf Schumacher, consultant for Sky Germany, thinks Ferrari is going to want to place its young people in the FDA, starting with Mick Schumacher, then Robert Shwartzman and Callum Ilott. Michael Schumacher's son could arrive at Alfa Romeo, chaperoned by an experienced driver, like Nico Hülkenberg if Kimi Räikkönen ever decides to leave F1.
"Everyone knows the close cooperation between Ferrari and Alfa Romeo, it would make sense to place a newcomer there", Schumacher told Sky Germany. "I also think they are looking for two new drivers, an experienced man and a promising driver. Maybe negotiations are already underway with Hülkenberg."
Ralf Schumacher also predicted that there could be an Alfa Romeo free practice test for one of the Ferrari Academy drivers during an F1 racing weekend this year. "For Alfa Romeo things are not going so well at the moment. You don't lose much if you let a young driver participate on a Friday", did he declare.
The ex-F1 driver, also believes that Ferrari could place his two other hopes (Ilott and Shwartzman) in the other stable powered by Ferrari, Haas F1 Team. The American team has not announced anything concerning the future of Grosjean and Magnussen and is not opposed to the idea of welcoming young drivers. "Ferrari wants to host the three juniors, so that would be the logical option" Schumacher concludes.