Duo's press conference: Russell next to future rival and Raikkonen returns

21-09-2021 17:24 | Updated: 21-09-2021 17:30
by GPblog.com
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Duo's press conference: Russell next to future rival and Raikkonen returns

This weekend Formula One heads to Sochi for the Russian Grand Prix. As always the FIA press conference will take place on Thursday, where the drivers will appear in pairs for the press.

Kimi Raikkonen returns this week after the Finn got infected with the coronavirus during the weekend in Zandvoort. He had to miss the race in the Netherlands and Monza. He forms a duo with his old teammate at Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel, on Thursday. Also, old team-mates appearing together in front of the press are Esteban Ocon and Sergio Perez. The two drivers drove together for the Racing Point team, now Aston Martin.

Alfa Romeo line-up

Another interesting duo is Valtteri Bottas and Antonio Giovinazzi. Bottas was recently announced as the replacement for Raikkonen at Alfa Romeo. It is not yet clear if Giovinazzi will keep his seat with the team, but questions will surely be asked about that during the press conference.

Max Verstappen will sit next to George Russell, Mercedes' new addition for 2022. Who knows, maybe we will see the two drivers next year more often next to each other in press conferences. Lewis Hamilton will appear next to Yuki Tsunoda. The press conference starts at 10:30 UK time on Thursday.

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