May 31 - An option for Mick Schumacher to return to top-line open-wheel racing has emerged.

As Mercedes' reserve driver, and also with a racing role in Alpine's WEC program, the son of Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher has been trying to re-fire his F1 career since losing his Haas race seat in late 2022.

The German has been linked with Alpine's F1 team and Williams for 2025, but many insiders rate his chances as low.

However, at the Indy 500 last weekend, Indycar team owner Dale Coyne revealed that he has been in touch with Schumacher, 25, about a race seat.

"There are all these Formula 2 drivers who finish first or second but have no real future in Formula 1," Coyne told Auto Motor und Sport. "Mick Schumacher is a perfect example.

"We would love to welcome such a great driver here."

Correspondent Philipp Korner also explains: "Next year's (Indycar) newcomer Prema is also said to be interested."

Schumacher won both his Formula 3 (2018) and Formula 2 (2020) titles with Prema, an Italian racing organisation with links to Ferrari.

Coyne, however, thinks Schumacher might have other plans.

"We are talking to Mick Schumacher," he revealed. "But he is still pinning his hopes on Alpine. I would be happy if we were given the chance."

Correspondent Korner thinks Jack Doohan and Victor Martins - products of Alpine's own junior program - are further up the queue than Schumacher for an F1 seat next year.

"Other drivers are also currently higher on the list at Haas, Williams, Sauber and Toro Rosso (RB)," he added.

Schumacher is quoted as saying: "My dream is of course to drive in Formula 1. It has always been like that and it always will be like that."

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5 F1 Fan comments on “Mick Schumacher's Racing Future: Indycar Talks After F1 Hopes Fade

  1. Jere Jyrälä

    Merely mentioning Haas & Visa RB is pointless, while he hasn't been a strong contender for Williams or Team Hinwill either.
    As for Alpine, drivers who've come from their academy, especially Jack Doohan, given his position in the team & the testing program he's done, is definitely a priority.

  2. smokey

    Indycar seems to be the popular destination for those who couldn't make it in F1, or have passed their best by date! Only exception that I can think of was Our Nige back in 1993.

    • Jere Jyrälä

      Indeed, & even though IndyCar isn't the world's second-fastest circuit series, I guess that's because moving to the US is culturally easier for European drivers, as well as language-wise.

      • Jhon

        IndyCar has the fastest cars in the world in terms of pure speed. Without hybrid engines, in the Indy500 qualifying, they can reach more than 243 mph. When hybrids are introduced, they will easily exceed 250 mph on the oval. IndyCars will initially be up to 850 hp, and this power will increase year after year. If they introduce a new car, the speed will increase considerably on circuits.

        • Jere Jyrälä

          They may be the fastest on a straight, but outright pace-wise, they aren't the world's second-fastest circuit series, which is Super Formula.


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