The Alfa Romeo team left Istanbul Park, where the Formula 1 race for the Turkish Grand Prix took place, empty-handed for the twelfth time this year. But the Swiss team could have scored new points if their racer Antonio Giovinazzi had not ignored the team’s instructions. The Italian finished less than a second behind Esteban Ocon, the last racer to score points, losing a lot of time due to badly worn tires. The Alpine F1 driver did not change his tires during the race. But a few laps before the end of the race, Alfa Romeo ordered Giovinazzi to drop teammate Kimi Raikkonen, who was significantly faster, until he caught up with Giovinazzi, whom he did not want to overtake by force due to unforeseen conditions. A Finn who drove three kro to a stop
Finn Kimi Raikkonen has confirmed that he is returning to the wheel of "his" Alfa Romeo car at the next Formula 1 race in Sochi, Russia. The 2007 world champion missed the races in the Netherlands and Monza, as he tested positive for the covid-19 virus before the test in Zandvoort, and was replaced by the team's reserve racer, Poland's Robert Kubica. Raikkonen, who announced a few weeks ago that he was saying goodbye to active F1 racing at the end of the season, announced the news on his Instagram profile, where he wrote in his style: "I'm fine. See you at the next race." https://www.instagram.com/p/CTwfKElDxZq/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Robert Kubica will compete in the Formula 1 race for the Dutch Grand Prix this weekend in place of Kimi Raikkonen, who tested positive for Covid-19. Before the start of the third free practice, the FIA announced that Finca Kimi Raikkonen will not be in the race for the Grand Prix of the Netherlands this weekend, as the Alfa Romeo racer tested positive for the corona virus. Alfa Romeo reported that Raikkonen showed no signs, and in accordance with the prescribed procedures, the 2007 world champion was transferred to isolation in a hotel room, while testing was also carried out by persons with whom he was in contact, but no there were no infections. His place will be taken by the test and reserve racer of the team, the Pole Robert Kubica, who will compete in the Formula 1 race for the first time since the end of the 2019 season, when he finished the season with ek
Veteran of Formula 1, Finn Kimi Raikkonen has announced that he is ending his rich racing career at the end of this season. The world champion of the 2007 season only had a valid contract until the end of the season, and many expected him to say goodbye to Formula 1 racing at the end of the year. The Finn has now confirmed this on his Instagram profile, where he wrote: " That's it. It's going to be my last season in Formula 1. That's what I decided during the winter break, even though the decision wasn't easy. But after this season, it's time for new things. " https://www.instagram.com/p/CTSUHnoDG4L/ The last Ferrari world champion thanked his family, all the teams he raced for and everyone involved in his racing career, and especially his loyal fans. "Formula 1 is
Alfa Romeo will choose the racing team for next season according to its assessment and wishes next season, and the choice will no longer be influenced by Ferrari, which has had a say in choosing one of the racers since 2018. In the 2018 season, Ferrari put Charles Leclerc in one of the race cars, and the following year, Monaco advanced to Ferrari and was replaced by Antonio Giovinazzi. Team boss Fred Vasseur has revealed, however, that they will remain open to racers from Ferrari’s Young Racers Academy, meaning they have the option to seat both Giovinazzi as well as backup racer Callum Ilot, Mick Schumacher, as well as Robert Schwartzman. Alfa Romeo will continue to work with the Sauber team until the end of 2024.
The Alfa Romeo team is demanding a review of the new evidence and is preparing an objection to Kimi Raikkonen’s 30-second penalty in the race in Imola, which cost Finca the first points of the year. The world champion of the 2007 season drove off the track before the flying start in the 34th lap of the race and lost two places, but because he did not return to his place before Juki Tsunoda and Lewis Hamilton, the commissioners fined him a stop & go. cost 10 seconds, but since it was released after the race, it turned into a 30-second addition to its final time. Radio footage shows that there has been confusion as to whether or not he can overtake the racers and return to his seat. He was first instructed to do so and then not to. The confusion occurred because he had previously been in a race between safety
At 41, Kimi Raikkonen is the oldest racer in the caravan of this year’s F1 Championship. The Finn started his career in Formula 1 in the 2001 season, when the cars were powered by 3-liter ten-cylinder cars, and at the end of this season the veteran will have to say goodbye if he does not renew his contract with Alfa Romeo or sign a new one. The 2007 world champion said after a tough season last year that the team’s progress this year is significant, but he does not expect the decision on his future to be influenced by the team’s results on the track. “I doubt the achievements will affect what happens next season,” he said. "The better we do, the more fun it is, not only for us as a racer, but also for the team. Seasons when you don't achieve the expected results drag on, which can also be seen on the faces of the soda
The Italian brand delivered the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Veloce 2.0 Turbo Petrol 280 HP AT8 Q4 in Rosso Alfa red to the Finnish champion in red and with a configuration as configured by the driver of the Alfa Romeo team in the F1. The Alfa SUV, equipped with four-wheel drive Q4, will thus be Räikkönen's safe companion off the race track. Arnaud Leclerc, head of the Alfa Romeo brand, said: "After a very intense sports season, it's time to rest and dedicate ourselves to our loved ones and families. Kimi and Antonio Giovinazzi rekindled strong emotions. We supported Kimi during each race and continue in at the same pace with the Stelvio model, which Kimi personally configured. While we are waiting for the new exciting F1 season, this can only bring us even closer. " Kimi Räikkönen, vo
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