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Schumacher: F1 will always remain the dream

Schumacher: F1 will always remain the dream

Schumacher: F1 will always remain the dream

Mick Schumacher who will drive Alpine’s A424 hypercar in the World Endurance Championship in 2024 will still dream of returning to Formula 1.

Schumacher lost his F1 drive at Haas at the end of the 2022 season, and spent 2023 as a reserve driver for Mercedes until Alpine signed him up to be part of the team of drivers who will spearhead the team’s WEC 2024 campaign.

The young German expressed his feelings about losing his F1 seat and said, quoted by Formula 1’s Official Website: “I mean, it does include a lot of hair pulling and tearing, and I feel like you don’t really see that.

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“Obviously, this is the first media table that I’ve done this year [2023]. That shows a lot and says a lot in that sense, but F1 has always been a dream and it will always remain the dream,” he added.

Schumacher insisted he would be better off racing in another category to keep his racing skills sharp, he said: “There is no reason to stay here, not race, fall behind everybody.

“I would rather go out there, find something to race and develop my skills. In the end, if that leads to no way back into F1 but leads to another career, then I am happy to do that,” he insisted.

Mercedes will retain Schumacher as their reserve driver, the latter insisting he has learnt a lot from working around Lewis Hamilton and George Russell.

He reflected: “I guess the biggest point for me to elaborate on [is] I know as a driver now much more what I want from my team around me, from what I feel like I’m worth and what I can bring to a team.

“Obviously going into my first year in F1 it was kind of hard to know exactly what my position should be, and how far can I go with my comments and everything.

“Having worked with Lewis and George for one year now, I kind of know how high the bar is set and how far I can go, and I have no problem sharing my information in the future,” Schumacher concluded.

Alpine announced that the car which Schumacher will drive in the WEC in 2024 will be revealed February 7, 2024.