The 2021 Formula 1 World Championship season kicks off at the weekend with the Bahrain Grand Prix, which will take place on Sunday at the Sakhir circuit. Today, we offer you a brief overview of the Aston Martin, McLaren, Alfa Romeo, Alpine and AlphaTauri teams, as well as the drivers who will wear their colors.

The former Sauber team scored just eight points in the constructors’ championship last year and many observers were expecting two new drivers to arrive this year. This is not the case since this organization, which relies on Ferrari to supply its engines, once again calls on veteran Finnish Kimi Räikkönen (at 41 years the oldest of the field) and the Italian Antonio Giovinazzi, whose season 2021 will be decisive for the rest of his F1 career.

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Engine: Ferrari

F1 debut: 1950 in Great Britain

GP played: 148

Wins: 10

Podiums: 26

Head positions: 12

Builders title: 0

Securities pilots: 2

  • Giuseppe Farina (1950),
  • Juan Manuel Fangio (1951).

- Alfa Romeo: still figuration?  |  JDM - The Journal of Montreal

CLASSIFICATION OF MANUFACTURERS

2016 | 10e | 2 PTS

2017 | 10e | 5 PTS

2018 | 8e | 48 PTS

2019 | 8e | 57 PTS

2020 | 8e | 8 PTS

- Alfa Romeo: still figuration?  |  JDM - The Journal of Montreal

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AT THE PRIVATE TRIALS IN BAHRAIN

Pilot Chrono Tours Rank
Kimi Raikkonen 1 min 29.766 s 229 4e
Antonio Giovinazzi 1 min 30.780 193 15e

- Alfa Romeo: still figuration?  |  JDM - The Journal of Montreal

Antonio Giovinazzi

Italy | 27 years old

- Alfa Romeo: still figuration?  |  JDM - The Journal of Montreal

  • F1 teams: Sauber (2017), Alfa Romeo (since 2019)
  • Debut in GP: Australia 2017 (12th)
  • 1re victory: 0
  • GP disputed: 40 | Victory: 0
  • Podium: 0 | Pole position : 0
  • Best ranking in the World Championship: 17e in 2019 and 2020

Kimi Raikkonen

Finland | 41 years

- Alfa Romeo: still figuration?  |  JDM - The Journal of Montreal

  • F1 teams: Sauber (2001), McLaren (2002 to 2006), Ferrari (2007 to 2009), Lotus (2012 and 2013), Ferrari (2014 to 2018), Alfa Romeo (since 2019).
  • Debut in GP: Australia 2001 (6e)
  • 1re victory: Malaysia 2003
  • GP disputed: 330 | Victories: 21
  • Podiums : 103 | Head positions: 18
  • World champion in 2007