Much loved son of F1 legend Michael Schumacher, Mick Schumacher is about to reach the pinnacle of motorsport
If you're worried that the most experienced driver in F1 history will hang up the gloves next year, then don't worry because, according to sources at F1.com, there should be one more season left in the season. Alfa Romeo team.
Alongside Raikkonen, the much-loved son of F1 legend Michael Schumacher, Mick Schumacher, is set to step up to the pinnacle of motorsport, replacing Antonio Giovinazzi.
“My sources say he now tends to stay put for another year – we understand that Alfa Romeo wants to keep the Finn who has proven time and time again this year how critical he can be to the development of cars, cars. reds and whites showing a last minute makeover with some successful updates ”, said Lawerence Barreto of F1.com.
“It is almost certain that the Finn, who turns 42 next year, will be an Alfa Romeo driver next season. My sources say Schumacher is the favorite for second place, but Alfa Romeo and Ferrari are keeping their options open as there are two races left in the F2 championship ", added Barreto.
Schumacher, who will have a steering wheel for the FP1 session of the Eiffel GP at the Nürburgring on Friday, is leading the F2 championship at the moment and he has a strong push to join F1 with Alfa Romeo. Schumacher, who is part of the Ferrari Driver Academy, is a favorite of the sister team of Scuderia Ferrari with which Michael Schumacher won 5 of his 7 world championships between 2000 and 2004.
Along with 21-year-old Schumacher, Ferrari Academy driver Callum Illott will compete in the Eiffel GP with Haas’s car, also powered by a Ferrari engine. Illott also intends to move from F2 to F1. Robert Shwartzman, who is Schumacher's teammate on Prema's F2 squad, is expected to compete in the Abu Dhabi race with Haas’s squad in FP1.
In the meantime, Raikkonen, who turns 42 next year, will break the record for most starts in F1 currently held by former Ferrari great Ruben Barrichello, who was Michael Schumacher's teammate at the time Ferrari was at the height of the sport.
Raikkonen remains the last driver to win a world title for Ferrari in 2007. Raikkonen was Michael Schumacher's replacement when he retired at the end of the 2006 season.
In 2019, Raikkonen moves from Ferrari to Alfa Romeo to make way for future Charles Leclerc who beat Sebastian Vettel in the same car last year and who once again proves his prowess by outclassing the four-time world champion.