Alpine rules out Schumacher F1 test


Alpine has excluded the possibility of Mick Schumacher getting an opportunity to drive one of its Formula 1 cars following his World Endurance Championship deal. Schumacher recently joined Alpine to compete in its A424 Hypercar this year, aiming to make a comeback to top-tier competition after serving as a reserve for Mercedes F1 in the previous season. Despite maintaining his reserve duties for Mercedes in 2024, speculations arose that Schumacher might have a chance to test one of Alpine’s F1 cars due to the partnership.

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However, Alpine’s team principal, Bruno Famin, dismissed such speculation, affirming that Schumacher’s contract is exclusively for sportscar racing. Any additional testing of Alpine’s F1 car this year will be carried out by reserve driver Jack Doohan. Famin emphasized that there are no plans to provide Schumacher with a test in current or old F1 cars, as the agreement with him is focused solely on endurance racing. While Schumacher expresses his desire to return to the F1 grid, his association with Alpine could potentially open doors if current drivers Esteban Ocon or Pierre Gasly depart at the season’s end.

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