The final chapter
Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN heads to the final race of the 2021 season, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, to mark the end of an era for the team and the sport. Ahead of the big regulation revolution of 2022, Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN will honour and celebrate its two drivers, Antonio Giovinazzi and Kimi Räikkönen, as they compete in their final race of the season, with the Finn bringing an impressive two-decade career to a conclusion.
Every story has an end, and the final chapter of the 2021 season will take place under the lights of the Yas Marina circuit. The team says goodbye to its line-up of Räikkönen and Giovinazzi, a driver pairing that flew the team’s colours for three years and has written some important pages of our history: we say goodbye and we say thank you for three years together, three years of hard work, happy moments, difficult challenges and learning. Three years of growing together, as a team.
The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend will be one for looking back at these times, celebrating the career of a legend of the sport such as Kimi and the contribution of Antonio to the growth of our squad. There will be many moments to raise a toast, moments to savour, old friends to embrace; there will be emotions on and off the track as we create new memories to see our drivers off into the Abu Dhabi night. We will soon shift our full focus to next year, the new cars, the new tyres, a new everything: but this weekend, one last time, we’ll go out with our team and fight for the result we deserve.
On Sunday, as the lights go out and the world championship is decided, we will race together once more, hoping to make it one of the best times. We enjoyed the sweet taste of points in Saudi Arabia, and finishing on a high would mean the world to all of us.
The curtain is about to fall on this season and, with it, so much of what we know will disappear. As the final chapter of this story is written, as the pen leaves its inky mark on the paper, we’ll give all we have to make these words the best ones yet.