Giovinazzi is hoping Bottas will take over Raikkonen’s legacy at Alfa Romeo

Giovinazzi is hoping Bottas will take over Raikkonen's legacy at Alfa Romeo

Antonio Giovinazzi is hoping Valtteri Bottas will be of much resourcefulness to the team as Kimi Raikkonen.

Bottas who is currently driving for Mercedes, will be replacing Kimi Raikkonen in 2022 as he retires. The 32-year old has been driving for Mercedes for the past five years. Despite not having not won any championship, he has helped Mercedes win five constructors championships with Hamilton as a duo.

Alfa Romeo currently ranks ninth in the constructors championship after Williams overtook it in the last five races. This means that Bottas has huge task on his hands with also the new F1 regulations taking effect in 2022.

Giovinazzi was asked on his expectations on arrival of Valtteri Bottas in 2022, “For sure it is a different team from my first experience in 2017. With Kimi coming in 2019, he brought some good things from Ferrari and from his experience.”

“This is what Valtteri will find and what Valtteri will bring, he is another experienced driver and comes from a team like Mercedes so I am sure he can bring good things to the team and can still improve year after year.”

The Italian’s future with Alfa Romeo remains uncertain as a couple of drivers are in line to replace him.

“It is not a question for me, you need to ask this to Fred [Vasseur, Alfa Romeo team principal].

“The only thing I can do is try to get more points and I hope that will be enough.”

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