Mick Schumacher moves to WEC

November 28, 2023

Mick Schumacher, son of seven-time Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher and former Haas driver, will be joining Alpine for the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) next season.

This will be Schumacher’s first steps into non-single-seating racing. He will be part of Alpine’s line-up alongside Nicolas Lapierre, Matthieu Vaxivière, Charles Milesi, Paul-Loup Chatin and Ferdinand Habsburg.

Schumacher, who raced for Haas in 2021 and 2022, couldn’t manage to find a seat for the 2023 F1 season and has since been serving as Mercedes’ reserve driver. 

Alpine have also announced that they will launch the A424 livery on February 7, 2024.

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On his move to WEC racing, Mick Schumacher commented:

A new chapter is beginning for me with Alpine in the FIA WEC hypercar category. The car is impressive, and I can’t wait to get started. I’ve grown up with single-seaters, so driving a car with a closed cockpit and covered wheels is a great opportunity to hone my driving skills. I sorely missed racing this year; it’s what I’ve loved to do since I was a kid, and it was sometimes difficult to watch the other drivers take to the track.

Endurance racing is a new challenge for me, and I’m sure we will share great moments together next year with Alpine.

Bruno Famin, VP, Alpine Motorsports, said:

With [Team Principal] Philippe Sinault, we wanted drivers who are not only fast and reliable, but also showing a real team spirit and good racing acumen to best represent the Alpine colours in the premier category of the World Endurance Championship. It might be [Schumacher’s] first foray into endurance, but his enthusiasm for the project and his will to join us are palpable. I’m sure he will be a real asset.

Aditya Chaudhuri

Hailing from the City of Joy, the things that bring me joy are cricket, a good non-tilt CS:GO session, F1 and movies.

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