The Italian Grand Prix in Monza is scheduled for this weekend, this includes the second sprint race of the season. The pairs for the press conferences on Thursday have been announced.
Max Verstappen doesn’t know yet, a day before the press conference, with whom he will sit in the press area. The Alfa Romeo driver should be Kimi Raikkonen, but because of his positive coronatest last weekend it is uncertain if he will sit next to the Dutchman. If the Finn is not seated there then Robert Kubica will accompany the Red Bull driver.
With the announcement of Valtteri Bottas’ move to Alfa Romeo as George Russell replaces him at Mercedes and Alex Albon replacing Russell at Williams, expect more questions about the 2022 season to be asked.
This comes as AlphaTauri announced it will be retaining Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda for 2022. It is expected more teams will announce their 2022 driver line-ups as Antonio Giovinazzi is not sure of his seat for next year, so this will be an interesting press conference.