Schumacher joins Alpine’s driver line-up for 2024 WEC time

Alpine has verified Mick Schumacher will be section of its 6-guy driver line-up for its entry into the Globe Stamina Championship’s Hypercar course up coming 12 months.

The previous Ferrari Drier Academy member invested two seasons driving for Haas in Components one just before becoming dropped by the crew at the conclude of final 12 months. He invested this 12 months as a simulator driver for Mercedes.

Alpine will enter two of its new A424 Hypercars in WEC up coming 12 months. Schumacher will be part of growth motorists Nicolas Lapierre, Matthieu Vaxiviere and Charles Milesi in their line-up. Paul-Loup Chatin and Ferdinand Habsburg entire Alpine’s squad.

Schumacher examined Alpine’s WEC auto at Jerez in Spain final thirty day period. He claimed his go into best flight sportscar racing, where by his father Michael Schumacher competed for Mercedes in the nineties, is a “new chapter” for him.

“The auto is outstanding and I just can’t hold out to get began,” claimed Schumacher. “I’ve developed up with solitary-seaters, so driving a auto with a shut cockpit and protected wheels is a good chance to hone my driving expertise.”

He claimed he’s “sorely skipped racing this year” adhering to his departure from F1. “It’s what I have cherished to do due to the fact I was a child and it was in some cases hard to check out the other motorists consider to the observe.

Mick Schumacher, Alpine, Jerez, World Endurance Championship test, 2023Mick Schumacher examined for Alpine at Jerez final month“Endurance racing is a new problem for me, and I’m absolutely sure we will share good times collectively up coming 12 months with Alpine.”

Alpine’s vice-president of motorsports Bruno Famin claimed he and crew supervisor Philippe Sinault “wanted motorists who are not only rapidly and reputable, but also displaying a actual crew spirit and fantastic racing acumen to most effective signify the Alpine colors in the leading class of the Globe Stamina Championship.”

“We hope they will all provide their personal practical experience and features to the challenge,” Famin ongoing, “for instance Charles with his youth, Nicolas with his practical experience in stamina to mentor the more youthful motorists, and also Mick, with his practical experience attained at the optimum amount. It may be his initially foray into stamina, but his enthusiasm for the challenge and his will to be part of us are palpable. I’m absolutely sure he will be a actual asset.”

Alpine will current the A424 in its formal livery at a start celebration on February seventh up coming 12 months.

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