F1 after archiving the Dutch Grand Prix is ready to complete the hat-trick following the summer break in Monza where the Italian Grand Prix will be held, the second in the season that includes the format that includes the Sprint Qualifying on Saturday with the advance of Qualifying on Friday afternoon. L’Alfa Romeo on the eve of the Zandvoort stage the retirement of Kimi Raikkonen, who then tested positive for Coronavirus, an unexpected event that ousted the Finn from the Dutch weekend and which puts his presence in Monza in great risk.
The Biscione brand, however, is ready to announce the replacement of Iceman for 2022. Today – according to the French broadcaster Canal + – the official announcement of the landing of Valtteri Bottas in Alfa Romeo starting next season. Bottas’ departure in the direction of Hinwil will thus allow Mercedes to finally announce George Russell’s promotion from Williams to the factory team, with the British driver becoming the first driver raised in the Mercedes academy to join the AMG-F1 team.
Toto Wolff stressed in unsuspecting times that he would help Bottas find accommodation before announcing the arrival of George Russell in Mercedes. After five years with the Brackley team, the Scandinavian driver will be granted the respect he earned on the track after picking up the baton left by Nico Rosberg. Indeed, sooner his move to Alfa Romeo will be announced (today), tomorrow instead Russell will finally be able to celebrate the prospect of challenging Lewis Hamilton on equal terms in 2022. After three years of apprenticeship with Williams, the 1998 class will have the opportunity that his talent deserves.
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