Is F1 legend Michael Schumacher’s son Mick Schumacher going to compete for Alpine next season?

Mick Schumacher had an abrupt exit from Formula 1, prior to the 2023 season. The ex-Haas driver was ousted by Guenther Steiner in favor of the much-experienced Nico Hulkenberg. Mick Schumacher later joined Mercedes as a reserve driver on account of Toto’s good relations with his father.

Mick Schumacher was speculated to return to Formula 1 sometime in future with fans suspecting a late entry with Audi in 2026. But, in a surprising move, Mick Schumacher has returned to racing giving his fans a chance to rejoice.

Is Mick Schumacher going to race for Alpine?

Yes, Mick Schumacher will be racing for Alpine in the 2024 season but fans maybe thinking about Alpine’s current drivers. It turns out, Mick will be racing in the World Endurance Championship shifting away from Formula 1 for the time being and he chose Alpine in his endeavor.

The FIA World Endurance Championship is an Endurance focused series, which has many different classes of cars racing together to last the longest in an excruciatingly race. The aim of WEC is to find out the last car standing after grueling for hours and racing in extreme conditions.

Mick Schumacher will be joining Alpine in 2024 to compete in the Endurance series under the Hypercar category. The Hypercar segment is an elite segment comprising of selected manufacturers using their modified track-ready cars to win the Championship.

Mick Schumacher later on confirmed it from his side taking to social media for his announcement, “Let’s go racing together! Excited to be part of the new Hypercar chapter in Alpine’s endurance racing history.”

After a long and needed break due to of the worst teams in Formula 1, Schumacher has gotten his confidence back it seems, as he ventures into a new journey in motorsports.

Mick Schumacher
2024 Alpine lineup via Dailysportscar

Looking at Mick Schumacher’s racing career

Mick Schumacher was a part of Ferrari Driver’s Academy owing to his father’s good relations with Ferrari as their long-time hero. Mick enjoyed his own fair share of success in the Ferrari Academy winning titles in the Feeder Series and winning the Formula 2 championship in his second year with the Prema Racing team.

Mick Schumacher
Schumacher leaves Haas via GPBlog

Ferrari later gave him the chance to join the hustle of Formula 1, through their sister team and engine customer Haas F1. Mick was the famous rookie of the 2021 season alongside Russian driver Nikita Mazepin, but he never had a chance to compete for points or get any kind of competition from his teammate, staying at the last position for most of the season.

He was then paired with Kevin Magnussen in the 2022 season, leading to an intense rivalry among them. His 2022 season was riddled with crashes and subpar performance compared to the much-experienced Haas ace Kevin. Ultimately, Mick had to forfeit F1 in the 2023 season and become a reserve driver.

Mick Schumacher
Monaco GP crash via ESPN

Do you think people’s bid at Audi being Mick Schumacher’s next stop will become a reality in 2026? Let us know your thoughts through the comment section below.


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