With the confirmation of the alpha contract between Kimi Räikkönen and Antonio Giovinazzi, another element was put in place in the big Formula 1 pilot market jigsaw puzzle. However, this is bad news for those who were hoping that several of the trio Mick Schumacher, Robert Svarcman, Callum Ilott, who brilliant in Formula 2, could switch categories and turn the steering wheel of a car from a team using a Ferrari resource next year.
According to the current position, only two Ferrari-powered cars will be available by 2021, namely the two Haas. The competition for the American stable seats is still going on behind the scenes, nothing has been decided yet.
However, Ferrari will also have a say in the fate of the publishing places, but Mattia Binotto, the Maranello team boss, says not all three of us raised will enter the king category. “Our goal is not to bring them to F1, but to bring them to the Scuderia Ferrari, the red car, one day,” the Italian specialist said. “The way to achieve this is less relevant.”
Finally, one of our competitors can get to a Formula 1 session next year. The others are given other opportunities and it is up to us to organize these and give them opportunities
The Formula 2 championship is led by Schumacher with four races before the end of the season, Ilott is second but Svarcman is not even in the fifth place. Deciding who gets the Formula 1 opportunity doesn’t wait for the tournament to end. “Maybe we can decide on that in the coming weeks,” Binotto revealed.
Ferrari’s decision may even backfire: if they don’t choose the driver who wins the championship, they have to think about where to send that driver to race, as there is no chance of defending a title in F2. The rules of the series prohibit the best rider from participating in another season.