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Mick Schumacher to test Alpine F1 car at Paul Ricard as team continue to assess 2025 options

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LE MANS, FRANCE - JUNE 7: #36 Alpine Endurance Team (FRA) Alpine A424 (HY) - Mick Schumacher (DEU)

Mick Schumacher will test a current generation Formula 1 car at Circuit Paul Ricard next week when he gets behind the wheel of a 2022-spec Alpine A522.

The German lost his seat at Haas at the end of 2022 and has since been performing reserve duties for Mercedes while also competing for Alpine in the World Endurance Championship – most recently at the Le Mans 24 Hours.

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The 25-year-old is believed to be in the running for a seat at Alpine next year, with at least one seat available at the French team after they parted ways with Esteban Ocon.

He will get one day’s worth of mileage at the French track in the week leading up to the British Grand Prix weekend at Silverstone, the German driving Alpine 2022-spec machinery for the first time.

SUZUKA, JAPAN - APRIL 05: Mick Schumacher, The reserve driver for the Mercedes F1 team, during

Schumacher and Doohan will share the wheel of the A522

Schumacher’s running in F1 machinery has been limited since losing his seat on the grid, the German completing a Pirelli tyre test for Mercedes last year as well as some running in a 2021-spec McLaren.

Schumacher, son of seven-time world champion Michael, will next week be joined on track in France by Alpine reserve Jack Doohan.

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Australian Doohan – who is part of the Alpine Academy – is understood to be under serious consideration for promotion to a race seat in 2025.

Alpine said in a statement: “As part of our TPC (testing of previous cars) programme, we will test Reserve Driver Jack Doohan, in line with his 2024 schedule, as well as Mick Schumacher as part of his Alpine Endurance project next week at Circuit Paul Ricard.

Schumacher last raced in F1 at the 2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Schumacher last raced in F1 at the 2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

“We look forward to continuing to use our Race Support Team and the A522 Formula 1 car during our TPC programme.”

Pierre Gasly is believed to be a frontrunner to retain his seat at Alpine for a third season into 2025, with plenty of competition for the other seat.

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Along with Doohan and Schumacher, 10-time race winner Valtteri Bottas is believed to be in the running while Carlos Sainz remains an outsider, with the Spaniard in more advanced talks with Williams and Sauber/Audi.

Speaking over the Spanish Grand Prix weekend of the search for drivers for 2025, Alpine Team Principal Bruno Famin said: “The list looks good and the process is progressing well.”

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