Schumacher: "Alfa Romeo will replace both drivers in 2021"
By Tomas Mota 02 September 2020 | 13:35
"I think he will probably get the chance to test in Formula 1 at the end of the season", Alfa Romeo team principal Frederic Vasseur said about Mick Schumacher, recently in an interview with Sky. The son of the seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher currently drives Formula 2 and has impressed with four podium finishes in the last five races.
"Of course Alfa is very close to Ferrari and it would make sense to give a rookie the chance", said F1 expert and Mick's uncle Ralf Schumacher. "The team has a number of juniors and they can give them a chance on Friday."
"I think Alfa's season did not go so well to say the least", Schumacher continues. "You can now take this risk and I also think you are looking for two new drivers. A rookie and an experienced person. Maybe they are in talks with Nico Hülkenberg, you don't know."
Goal for Mick Schumacher remains Formula 1
Antonio Giovinazzi has scored Alfa Romeo's only two points in 2020 at the season opener in Austria so far. There is now constant speculation that the Italian could lose his seat in 2021 to a young Ferrari driver from Formula 2. In addition to Schumacher, there are two more juniors in line, namely Robert Shwartzman and Callum Illot.
With a crash like in Spa last weekend, Giovinazzi does not necessarily increase his chances. Mick Schumacher recently received personal praise from Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto and is not worried about being passed over. The German sees it as a compliment and his big goal remains Formula 1.
Schumacher does not want to speculate about 2021
"I am currently in my second season in Formula 2 and that is where my focus is one hundred percent at the moment", says the German. "It is difficult to say what Binotto and Ferrari will be looking at. I am in no position to make any claims, because that would simply be wrong. I just try to do my duties as a driver well."
Schumacher says he wants to work with the team to get the best out of the car. Whether that will ultimately be enough to be recommended for a seat in Formula 1 next year remains to be seen. In the Formula 2 championship, Schumacher is currently in fourth place, behind Shwartzman and Illot. (Photo: Alfa Romeo Racing)
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