Mick Schumacher being considered for 2025 Alpine F1 seat

Alpine team principal Bruno Famin has revealed that Mick Schumacher is being considered for a seat with the Enstone-based team for the 2025 Formula 1 season.

With the contracts of both current drivers, Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon, expiring at the end of the year, Schumacher has emerged as a viable candidate for the team.

Schumacher, the son of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher, has been without a full-time F1 seat since Haas opted not to renew his contract at the end of the 2022 season. 

Instead, Haas chose Nico Hulkenberg as their preferred driver, leaving Schumacher to take on the role of reserve driver for Mercedes. Despite this setback, Schumacher has remained active in motorsport, competing for Alpine in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) Hypercar category this year.

Famin has been particularly impressed by Schumacher's transition from single-seater racing to endurance racing, noting his potential for a future F1 seat with Alpine. "He's one of the possibilities for sure," Famin stated to media, highlighting Schumacher as a serious contender among several options.

In the 2024 WEC season, Schumacher's performance has been commendable, with finishes of 11th in Qatar, 16th at Imola, and 12th at Spa-Francorchamps. While these results may not seem extraordinary at first glance, they are indicative of his adaptability and consistent improvement in a new racing discipline.

Despite Alpine's struggles in both F1 and WEC this year, Famin has praised Schumacher's exceptional mindset and team spirit. "Mick is doing an incredible job in endurance. What is very impressive is his mindset," Famin commented. "Of course, he's fast, but I think everybody knows he's fast. 

"It's not always useful to do a very good lap time because you have the Balance of Performance (BoP) on top, you have to be a bit careful with the performance."

Famin elaborated on Schumacher's unique qualities, emphasizing his seamless adaptation to the endurance racing environment, which often requires a different approach compared to single-seater racing. 

"The matter is not to evaluate the pure performance of the driver, but where Mick has been really incredible is his adaptation to the endurance mindset. We used to say that single-seater drivers are selfish. Mick, from the very first minute, has been very, very cooperative, really helpful for his teammates."

Schumacher's willingness to learn and his strong team-oriented attitude have set him apart, according to Famin. "He is ready to learn everything, especially on endurance. A super, super mindset, and a super team spirit."

As Alpine looks ahead to the 2025 season, Schumacher's combination of speed, adaptability, and teamwork make him a strong contender for an F1 seat. While no decisions have been made yet, his performance in the WEC and his positive impact on the team have certainly placed him on Alpine's radar as they consider their future line-up.

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