F1: Alfa Romeo gets green light to hire a star driver

Alfa Romeo team boss Frederic Vasseur has been given the green light to hire a star driver in 2022.

Should Valtteri Bottas be replaced by George Russell, the Finn is one of the main drivers Vasseur has his eye on for Alfa Romeo.

According to Vasseur, it is important to be honest with potential new drivers so as not to create unfair expectations. “If you have a common project and you’re very clear with them, then [you] say ‘guys, I don’t want to b*llsh*t you, we won’t be able to win in 2022, even in 2023, but at least we want to make two or three positions a year, and we want to improve’,” Vasseur said.

For Vasseur, all the lights are green from Alfa Romeo to attract a star driver. “Now I have to do my job to be able to convince them,” the Frenchman responds.