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Former F1 drivers disagree over Mick Schumacher's F1 future

Former F1 drivers clash over Mick Schumacher's future

29 May at 20:00
  • Toby Nixon

Mick Schumacher could return to the F1 grid in 2025, and it is thought that Alpine are the only team interested, as Schumacher is part of Alpine's hypercar project in the World Endurance Championship. Former German F1 drivers Ralf Schumacher and Timo Glock have disagreed over Mick's future. His uncle, Ralf, believes that Mick should go to Alpine, whereas Timo Glock believes that there are better opportunities for his young compatriot at Williams.  

The son of seven-time world champion Micheal Schumacher has previously driven in F1 for two seasons with Haas, as part of the Ferrari driver academy. Since those ties were severed, the German has been Mercedes reserve driver since 2023, but a full-time seat may be on the cards for 2025 with Alpine.

Glock says Schumacher 'Could step in' at Williams 

American Logan Sargeant has been under pressure for some time at Williams. The former F2 driver has been outperformed by Alex Albon throughout his tenure with the British team, and team principal James Vowles has said that the American is under pressure. "In my opinion, there is currently only one person who could step in, and that would be Mick Schumacher," Glock said on Sky Germany. 

Uncle Ralf responds: 'I don't see Mick at Williams'

Former Williams driver Ralf Schumacher responded to Glock, saying that he cannot see Mick at Williams. Instead, he can see his nephew driving for Alpine, the team that the former F2 champion has been linked with. "Both drivers no longer seem to be happy there. In addition, the people at Alpine can realistically assess Mick's performance because he drives for them in the World Endurance Championship - in cars that are technically not dissimilar to Formula 1."

It remains to be seen whether or not Mick Schumacher will be returning to the F1 grid in 2025. For now, he's focusing on the upcoming Le Mans 24 Hours with Alpine.