Thursday's summary: no new engine for Verstappen at Monza yet

09-09-2021 20:45 | Updated: 09-09-2021 22:32
by GPblog.com
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Thursday's summary: no new engine for Verstappen at Monza yet

Thursday at Monza, the weekend after a wonderful weekend at Zandvoort, is over. Today's press conferences provided some interesting quotes, while even after today nothing is clear about the second seat at Alfa Romeo. An overview.

Verstappen will not change engine at Monza

The best news of the day came from Max Verstappen, who announced during the press conference that the current engine, his third engine, will not be replaced at Monza. The engine is still quite new and according to Max and the team there is no reason to take a penalty now for the fourth engine of the season.

Russell and Bottas react to seat changes

It was the first press conference for George Russell and Valtteri Bottas after this week's announcements. Bottas will drive for Alfa Romeo next year, while Russell will take his place at Mercedes.

Russell indicated that he is looking forward to the duel with Hamilton and Mercedes will treat Hamilton and himself as equals in 2022, while Bottas clearly indicated that the focus at Mercedes was always to make Hamilton world champion.

Giovinazzi not happy with uncertainty over second Alfa Romeo seat

All week, and actually the past two weeks, it has been all about nothing. Will it be Nyck de Vries, Antonio Giovinazzi or someone else? There is still no clarity after this week and the Italian is fed up with that.

He is done with the uncertainty in September, but also knows he should not pay attention to it. Easier said than done of course. After this week's announcements at other teams the only uncertainty regarding the seats in 2022 still lies with the second seat of Alfa Romeo. The question remains: who will drive alongside Bottas at the Italian stable next year?

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