There can also be chatter that Formula E champion Nyck De Vries who can also be a Mercedes junior driver might get a glance in.

Raikkonen returned to the Sauber team in 2019 after being replaced by Charles Leclerc at Ferrari
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Raikkonen returned to the Sauber staff in 2019 after being changed by Charles Leclerc at Ferrari

French broadcaster Canal+ has claimed that probably the most seasoned driver within the historical past of system one will name it quits on the finish of this 12 months. Kimi Raikkonen, who’s the final man to win a world title with Ferrari will finish his profession on the finish of this 12 months, rounding off 18 years within the sport. The former Ferrari driver who has been at Alfa Romeo which was additionally his first F1 staff in 2001 shall be seemingly changed by fellow Finn, Valtteri Bottas at present companions Lewis Hamilton on this planet championship-winning Mercedes staff. Bottas is predicted to get replaced by the sensational George Russell who’s a Mercedes junior driver however at present drives for Williams on mortgage. 


Valtteri Bottas has been beneath menace of dropping his Mercedes seat for some time 
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Canal+ expects the announcement to return quickly through the Italian GP weekend in two weeks. Earlier, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff had revealed {that a} choice had been made on who will associate Lewis Hamilton within the 2022 season however he stayed mum on revealing extra. Bottas and Russell have been additionally coy concerning the scenario. 

It has additionally been reported that within the case that Russell leaves for Mercedes, Williams has its eyes on former Red Bull driver Alex Albon who’s at present racing in DTM. He is also Red Bull’s present improvement and reserve driver however since Sergio Perez has signed an extension for 2022, possibilities of Albon coming again to Red Bull usually are not seemingly for 2022. Williams had additionally its eyes on Nico Hulkenberg for the lead driver function, however come what may Russell’s teammate Nicholas Latifi will seemingly be retained as he has impressed on the observe and in addition he comes with funding cash that the staff wants. 


The 2007 world champion has not been setting the grid on hearth regardless of an honest Alfa Romeo which is being outscored by the Williams 


There can also be chatter that Formula E champion Nyck De Vries who can also be a Mercedes junior driver might get a glance in. He might both be signed by Williams or Alfa Romeo. Ferrari has relinquished the slot of 1 driver on the Alfa Romeo staff which is at present occupied by Antonio Gionvinazzi who’s out of contract subsequent 12 months. 


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