Sep.25 - A confused-looking Mick Schumacher on Sunday had to deny that his move to world endurance sportscar racing is already set in stone for 2024.

Alpine's interim team boss Bruno Famin confirmed at Suzuka that "we are talking with Mick" about a potential deal to see the 24-year-old Mercedes reserve driver race the new Alpine hypercar in the WEC and at Le Mans.

"It would be a good opportunity for both parties, but for the time being we are just talking and hopefully we will organise a test soon," he said.

However, there were rumours in the Japanese GP paddock on Sunday that a deal is already done. The Austrian broadcaster ORF confronted German Schumacher with the news that the Alpine contract "is now official".

After a long pause, the son of F1 legend Michael Schumacher answered: "Uh - nothing is official."

The ORF pundit then asked Schumacher when he can make it official.

"Well, I'll share that from my side," the former Haas driver insisted.

"It will probably take a while until then. But of course I have to look at my options and of course there are discussions."

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One F1 fan comment on “Schumacher's Says WEC Move: Not a Done Deal Yet

  1. smokey

    Mick is a politician, and tells you only what he thinks you should know. IMO he would be foolish to not accept the offer to race the hypercar in the WEC and Le Mans. At least he would be back driving in competition again and showing his ability for all to see.
    As I have said before, Mick can ill afford to spend another season as a wallflower! He should grab this offer with both hands and get out of the garage and back into competitive racing.


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