Ferrari chief Mattia Binotto has claimed that an experienced racer will definitely be racing alongside Charles Leclerc 2021, but certainly not will be Fernando Alonso.
While the fate of Sebastian Vettl remains unknown for the time being, Binotto ensures that no two young racers will race for the Ferrari during the 2021 season.
“We have not decided yet,” Binotto explained, “we have said that it is too early for such talks. Many drivers want Ferrari racing and we are proud that Lewis Hamilton is one of them. Certainly this is a very positive thing for us. ”
“Our focus is on our current drivers, one has a long-term contract and the other is at the heart of our project. Before we start talking to the others, let’s talk to them first. The fact is that a Ferrari in the off-season 2021 needs a racer with a lot of experience ”
While Ferrari does not rule out the prospect of Lewis Hamilton's arrival, in Maranell they have a clear idea of who they do not want to see in their ranks. CEO Camilleri asked a reporter when asked if it was possible for the Ferrari of the year 2021 racing Verstappen to say categorically: “No . ”
At the same time, Binotto also denied the possibility of Fernando Alonso's return:
“We talked about it, but it no longer falls into our plans.”