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Mick Schumacher ‘could quit F1 after struggling at Mercedes’

Mick Schumacher ‘could quit F1 after struggling at Mercedes’

Mick Schumacher could reportedly quit Formula One after struggling at Mercedes.

The 24-year-old son of stricken Formula 1 icon Michael Schumacher, 54, spent years hoping to become a regular driver, but it’s been reported he appears to have had a change of heart.

Schumacher is a reserve driver for Mercedes but has struggled to get a chance behind Lewis Hamilton, 38, and 25-year-old George Russell.

He is also a reserve for McLaren, but recently admitted that he was looking at alternative options.

Yet according to Motorsport Aktuell he seems to have a more specific plan in mind,

The outlet said the German driver could join the Alpine group and participate in the 24-hour race in Le Mans, France.

Alpine Motorsport vice president Bruno Famin is believed to have contacted Schumacher about taking a test drive.

Schumacher spent two years at F1 team Haas but left in 2022 – and was replaced by fellow German driver Nico Hulkenberg, 36.

His dad Michael has not been seen in public since his horror ski crash in 2013, and the ex-driver’s former team-mate Johnny Herbert, 59, suggested his friends do not hear much “positive news” about the retired driver.

He said: “There’s never any news. What we do know is we never hear any positive news.

“That’s the horrible thought that he is still not able to be close to the Michael that we all remember. And that is very sad.”

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