Ex-F1 Driver Shows Interest

Mick Schumacher, currently a test and reserve driver for Mercedes and racing in the WEC with Alpine, is rumored to be considered for a move to Alpine’s Formula 1 team in 2025, amidst speculation about the future of Alpine’s current F1 drivers and Schumacher’s own aspirations to return to F1.


‣ Mick Schumacher is keen on making a return to Formula 1, having spent time as a test and reserve driver at Mercedes and racing in the WEC with Alpine.

‣ There is speculation about Schumacher moving to Alpine’s Formula 1 team in 2025, as current drivers Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly are reportedly considering leaving the team after their contracts end.

‣ Schumacher was unable to discuss the possibility of moving from the WEC team to the F1 team, indicating that the topic is sensitive or not open for public discussion at the moment.

Oh boy, the Alpine hospitality unit was buzzing. Suddenly, it seemed like a mini storm had hit. The team’s spokeswoman, quick on her feet, leaned in to whisper something to Mick Schumacher. What she said? Lost in the roar of engines at Spa-Francorchamps. Schumacher just nodded, a quick reply, and that was that. But why the fuss? Well, someone had poked around about Schumacher’s future with Alpine. Talk about stirring the pot.

Mick Schumacher, 25, isn’t one to hide his ambitions. Dreams of a Formula 1 comeback? Oh, he’s all in. After a rollercoaster with Haas F1 – let’s just say it was intense with Günther Steiner – he’s been with Mercedes. But not in the spotlight, more in the shadows as a test and reserve driver. And yeah, he’s been hitting the tracks with Alpine in the WEC since this season kicked off.

Schumacher’s F1 Comeback Dreams

So, this weekend at the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, rumors started swirling. German media dropped hints that Schumacher might just be the guy for Alpine’s F1 team. Why? Seems like Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly might be eyeing the exit. Their contracts wrap up end of ’24, and if they bounce, Schumacher could be stepping up in ’25.

Post-qualifying, with Schumacher landing 11th, the media swarmed. The burning question: “Any chance you’re moving from WEC to F1 with Alpine?” After a quick huddle with the spokeswoman, Schumacher played it cool. “I’m told it’s off-limits,” he said. “I’m watching closely, but my lips are sealed.”

This piece? A collab with Olly Darcy.

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
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