Alfa Romeo team principal Frederic Vasseur said the possibility to have Ferrari academy drivers is still open for the future.

After the departure of both Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi from the team (and from Formula 1), Alfa Romeo has an all-new driver lineup, none of which are part of the Ferrari program.

Speaking about the situation, Vasseur said that although they don’t have any Ferrari driver, the opportunity to change that in the future is still there.

“It’s not because we decided to go for another option that we won’t have the possibility to work with Ferrari again in the future,” Vasseur told Motorsport.com.

It has to be on a case-by-case basis, because the driver collaboration, you can’t plan for the next 10 years [and say] ‘OK, the next 10 years, you will get a rookie’. Ferrari doesn’t need to have a driver [graduate to F1] every single year.“Also because at the entry of the pipe, they don’t have a driver every single year.

We need to work on a case-by-case basis, and this is completely understood with both parties.”

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