Schumacher Emerges As Real Contender For 2025 Seat In Alpine

Tuesday, 28 May 2024 at 18:00
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After the most recent race in Monaco, Bruno Famin confirmed he is in talks with Mick Schumacher over the 2025 seat in Alpine.
Mick Schumacher (the son of the seven-time World Champion Michael Schumacher) already drove in F1 for two seasons in 2021 and 2022.
During these two seasons, the former Haas F1 driver drove 44 Grand Prix races, in which he ranked inside the top ten twice. Unfortunately, going into 2023, he couldn't find himself a seat in F1 and became a reserve driver for Mercedes.
This year, Mick Schumacher remains Mercedes's reserve driver while also driving for Alpine in the WEC (World Endurance Championship).
The team principal of Alpine, Bruno Famin, expressed his satisfaction with the 25-year-old driver in a recent interview with Sky Germany, as he said:

"I'm very happy with Mick. He's super fast, but that's not the main thing. In the WEC, you have to drive at a consistently high level and have a good team spirit."

"I'm very impressed with him because he has adapted his attitude to endurance racing from day one. He gets on very well with his team-mates."

What's even more interesting is that the French team principal suggested he is considering the young German driver for a seat in his team starting next year.

"Everything is open for 2025, everyone is talking to everyone. It would be a mistake not to have Mick on the list."

Although it is very rare, we have seen a few drivers pull off a comeback to F1 in recent years, such as Alex Albon, Nico Hulkenberg, or Kevin Magnussen. Also speaking to Sky Germany, Schumacher confirmed he is still targetting the comeback:

"My goal and my dream is to drive in Formula 1. That has always been the case and always will be. That's why we have to make sure that the dominoes now fall in my favor and that I hopefully end up with a seat."

"What I can do for that is simply give my best performance in the WEC and also in Formula 1 and continue to perform well for the team as reserve driver and continue to hold talks."