Formula 1: career out? Alesi gets out, Schumi gets on

Alesi gets out, Schumi gets on

Giuliano Alesi will have to bury his dream of Formula 1. The Frenchman is thrown out of the Ferrari squad, there is no more money.

Giuliano Alesi was just 21 years old and his career was in ruins. The Frenchman still has two race weekends in Formula 2 in Bahrain, by which time his career may already be over.
Father Jean Alesi, winner of the Canadian GP 1995, reveals in “Blick”: “We have no sponsors for 2021. Ferrari fired him from the Academy – and I can no longer raise private money. I even sold my Ferrari F40. “
In March 2016, Alesi junior was added to Ferrari’s junior squad. Since then he has won four of 48 races in GP3 and zero of 42 races in Formula 2. That is too little to keep pace with other Ferrari juniors Mick Schumacher, Callum Ilott and Robert Shwartzman. Certainly: In Formula 2 he didn’t have the best teams with Trident, HWA and MP, but the aha moments were also missing.

Giuliano Alesi will have to bury his dream of Formula 1.

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The example of Alesi shows that the name alone is not decisive. It also takes talent – and the drivers have to withstand the pressure. Mick Schumacher did it and will therefore compete in Formula 1 in 2021. For the 17th time, a son of a former GP driver has made it into the premier class of motorsport.

“I think there is always pressure in motorsport,” says Mick himself. “And that applies to every driver and in every category. Because if you don’t call up your performance, it will be punished at some point. ”According to information from AUTO BILD MOTORSPORT, it is already certain that the young Schumi will compete for Haas-Ferrari in 2021. The Americans are only waiting to announce the Schumacher / Nikita Mazepin duo because the Russian has not yet had the necessary number of points for his super license.

Mazepin still needs eight points in this evaluation. He would get it for seventh place in the overall standings of Formula 2, four races to go he is tied with fellow countryman Robert Shwartzman in fifth place. Team boss Günther Steiner confirms: “We still have a few little things to sort out.”

In the picture gallery we show you other pupils from earlier Formula 1 plots who want to move up to Formula 1.


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