“He can be trusted to deliver 100 per cent of what the car can produce and he is a true leader for the people working around him.”
In the last round at the Portuguese Grand Prix, Räikkönen left many of his younger contemporaries stunned after a brilliant start to the race, rising from 16th on the grid to sixth position.
While the 41-year-old has impressed many with his pace this season having become F1’s most experienced driver of all-time, it is Giovinazzi who has scored more points for the team.
The Italian’s ninth place in the opening round and 10th at the Eifel GP has put Alfa Romeo eighth in the constructors’ standings, and Vasseur said he has shown continued signs of improvements in what is his second full season.
“Antonio finished last year’s campaign strongly and he picked up where he left off and kept improving throughout 2020.
“From the track to the engineering briefings, Antonio has played a crucial role for our team and he has thoroughly deserved a new contract for 2021. His work ethic, commitment to the team and contagious enthusiasm are a huge asset for Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN.”