Can Mick Schumacher be a possible replacement for Fernando Alonso at Alpine F1 alongside Esteban Ocon?
Ever since Fernando Alonso switched teams to Aston Martin, the driver market is on fire. The vacant seat at Alpine F1 for the 2023 season is yet to be filled.
With Oscar Piastri ‘betraying’ Alpine F1 for a possible seat in McLaren, it has become even more complicated. The question still remains, who will possibly drive alongside Esteban Ocon for the 2023 season?
Amidst the Alpine-Piastri-McLaren drama, Mick Schumacher is also looking in a hot seat at his current team Haas.
Haas team boss Guenther Steiner hasn’t given any promising insights on the future of Mick Schumacher with the team.
Meanwhile, Alpine F1 is also linked with multiple drivers who can possibly fill the vacant seat.
Although, Alpine F1 will be fighting till last to get Piastri back, who seems to have two legal contracts – one with McLaren and the other with Alpine. But, they will definitely be looking for other options in the drivers market.
Ralf Schumacher on Mick’s future with Alpine F1
“Mick has not yet signed a contract,”
Ralf Schumacher told Sky Germany when asked about Mick Schumacher’s uncertain future with Haas.
“Therefore, he would be a candidate, a candidate with speed as we have seen. Nico Hulkenberg is also still in the starting blocks. Then, there is the question of Daniel Ricciardo.
Personally, I can’t imagine that he would get another chance in Formula One. But I don’t know who Alpine should take at the moment.”
Meanwhile, Daniel Ricciardo is coming up as the most suited replacement. In all this chaos, the Australian driver is almost certain to lose his McLaren seat for the 2023 season. So, a possible signing with Alpine is a possibility.
Alpine F1 team boss Otmar Szafnauer recently revealed that as many as 14 drivers are under consideration for a seat at Alpine. Given this, Piastri succeeds in his attempts to get the McLaren seat.
Mick Schumacher’s move to Alpine F1 is still a possibility that can’t be ruled out.
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