F1, new chance for Mick Schumacher

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Mick Schumacher, testing with Alpine

Away from the F1 grid since the end of the 2022 World Championship, Mick Schumacher has è kept himself well engaged by driving in the World Endurance Championship, but he has never hidden his ambition to return to the Circus. The son of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher will have an important opportunity to do so in early July, when he will be able to take a day of testing with Alpine.

Schumi Jr., as reported by German portal "Motorsport Magazin", will be busy on Wednesday, July 3 (on the eve of the British GP weekend) at Le Castellet, at the Paul Ricard circuit, and will be able to drive a 2022 car. He will not be the only driver on the track: along with him, also for Alpine, will be driving Jack Doohan, also a son of art (his father, Mick Doohan, è was a five-time MotoGP champion) and currently engaged as a reserve driver for the French team.

Mick Schumacher has raced two seasons in Formula 1, both at Haas as a Ferrari Academy driver: he has competed in 43 Grand Prix, twice finishing in the points zone, in 2022, finishing eighth in the British GP and sixth the following one, in Austria.

Recently, Michael’s son, who left the Ferrari orbit at the end of 2022 to become a reserve driver for Mercedes, participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, racing just for Alpine: his adventure behind the wheel of the A424, with Matthieu Vaxiviere and Nicolas Lapierre crewmates, è ended well before the checkered flag, after 88 laps, due to engine problems.

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