Motorsport: Mick Schumacher drives the World Endurance Championship for Alpine

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Mick Schumacher drives in the World Endurance Championships for Alpine

Was replaced at Haas by compatriot Nico Hülkenberg: Mick Schumacher. photo

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There is no place available for Mick Schumacher in Formula 1. Now he is looking for his luck elsewhere – and will also compete in one of the most legendary races in the motorsport world.

Mick Schumacher will drive for Alpine in the World Endurance Championship next year, the French manufacturer announced.

The son of Formula 1 record world champion Michael Schumacher will also be behind the wheel of the Alpine A424 at the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans. The 24-year-old had already tested the prototype in Jerez de la Frontera, southern Spain, in the middle of last month.

It initially remained unclear whether he would retain his role as a test and reserve driver in Formula 1 for the German works team Mercedes. After two mixed years with the American Haas team, he didn’t get a regular place in the premier class this year. At Haas he was replaced by compatriot Nico Hülkenberg.

This year, Schumacher did a lot of work in the simulator as a reserve driver for Mercedes, especially on the race weekends. The former Formula 2 and Formula 3 champion was not offered a regular place with a team for the coming year either. He therefore increasingly looked for opportunities to gain regular driving experience again and, among other things, completed tests for Alpine in October. “Things were going smoothly for us,” Alpine sports director Bruno Famin said at the time.

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