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Mick Schumacher drives for Alpine for the 2024 Endurance season

Mick Schumacher pilote Alpine 2024 Endurance
Alpine announces its drivers including Mick Schumacher for the 2024 Endurance season

Mick Schumacher drives for Alpine for the 2024 Endurance season

  • Alpine confirms the six drivers who will drive for the French team from 2024 in its two hypercars entered in the World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC).
  • Three French drivers already active within the Alpine Endurance Team will be there: Nicolas Lapierre, Matthieu Vaxiviere and Charles Milesi.
  • They will be joined by the Frenchman Paul-Loup Chatin, already known to the team, by the Austrian Ferdinand Habsburg and the German Mick Schumacher who will make his debut in Endurance.
  • Alpine will unveil its crews as well as the official livery of the A424 during its launch event on February 7, 2024.

While Alpine actively continues the preparation of its A424 hypercar, the team today confirms the six drivers who will take the wheel in Qatar for the start of the 2024 season for its two cars entered in the World Endurance Championship. It is a team combining experience and speed that joins the Alpine Hypercar adventure.

Mick Schumacher pilote Alpine

Bruno Famin, Vice President Motorsport Alpine: « At this decisive time in the A424 program, we are proud to reveal the six drivers who will race with us in 2024 in the Hypercar category. With Philippe Sinault, we wanted to recruit drivers who were not only fast and reliable, but also had a real team spirit and good racing intelligence in order to best represent the colors of the Alpine brand in the category. queen of the World Endurance Championship. We are absolutely delighted to have these six drivers with us and we expect each one to bring their own experience and their own qualities to the project, for example Charles with his youth, Nicolas with his experience in Endurance – he will be the mentor of the young drivers – , and also Mick with his very high level experience. Certainly, he will be taking his first steps in the discipline, but his enthusiasm for the project and his desire to integrate are palpable. I am sure he will be a real asset. »

Mick Schumacher

Mick Schumacher is confirmed for the 2024 season at Alpine.

Mick continues to chart his own trajectory in the world of motorsport. Winner in F4, he won the European title in F3 in 2018 before being crowned two years later in Formula 2. Promoted to F1, the son of Michael Schumacher, seven-time Formula 1 world champion, spent two seasons at Haas F1 Team in 2021-2022, before becoming a reserve driver for Mercedes.

Last October, Mick took the wheel of an Endurance prototype for the first time in his career. Among the Alpine team, the German driver learned the subtleties of this new machine under the watchful eye of his future teammates. Following this first promising approach, Alpine and Mick Schumacher decided to take on this challenge together in 2024 within the premier category of Endurance among the most renowned drivers in the discipline.

Mick Schumacher pilote chez Alpine pour la saison 2024 d'Endurance

Mick Schumacher : « A new challenge awaits me with Alpine in the Hypercar category of the FIA WEC championship. The car is impressive and I can’t wait to start this competition. I grew up and evolved with single-seaters, driving a car with a closed cockpit and covered wheels is an excellent opportunity for me to refine my driving skills. Endurance races are a new challenge for me and I am sure that we will experience great emotions together next year with Alpine. »

Nicolas Lapierre

Nicolas Lapierre has contributed to writing the most beautiful pages in the history of Alpine in Endurance with three victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Alpine and the world title twice in the LMP2 category. Development driver of the A424, he joined the adventure from the beginning of the Hypercar project and sees his place confirmed within the team for 2024.

An experienced driver, Nicolas Lapierre will continue to bring all his expertise, confidence and serenity to bring together this new team of drivers.

Nicolas Lapierre pilote chez Alpine pour la saison 2024 d'Endurance

Nicolas Lapierre : « It’s an ambitious project and it aroused a certain pride in me when I was asked to develop the car. It’s a team that I particularly like, with which we have already had success, and returning as part of the Hypercar program is a superb opportunity. We are facing a new era of Endurance, with a tougher field than ever. It is extremely exciting to continue to write the History of Alpine and to compete with the biggest names in motorsport . We represent the Blues and we look forward to seeing the fans at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the other races of the championship.»

Matthieu Vaxiviere

A driver at the start in Mitjet and single-seaters, Matthieu began racing under the colors of Alpine in Endurance in 2021 and became Vice-FIA World Endurance Champion in 2022. He has seven starts at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, where he signed a podium in Hypercar and two podiums in LMP2. At the same time, he has a fine track record, particularly in the European Le Mans Series and the 24 Hours of Daytona. After three seasons under the colors of Alpine in the Hypercar then LMP2 category, the Frenchman from Limoges will continue to fight for the Blues from 2024 on a particularly competitive field.

Matthieu Vaxiviere pilote chez Alpine pour la saison 2024 d'Endurance

Matthieu Vaxiviere : « Driving a Hypercar with Alpine in 2024 is an accomplishment for me. All the energy and efforts undertaken throughout my career have been directed towards this objective of fighting in the premier category of Endurance. It’s a continuation of the years spent with the team and being able to participate in the development of the car also allowed me to share this new ambition with them. It’s fabulous to compete among the biggest brands and I’m proud to be part of this team. »

Charles Milesi

In just a few years, Charles Milesi has established himself as one of the brightest hopes in endurance racing. After a remarkable debut in single-seaters, the Frenchman then took up the challenge of LMP2, where he demonstrated the extent of his talent by winning the world title and the 24 Hours of Le Mans in his first season in 2021. After a campaign within the Richard Mille Racing Team operated by Signatech, Charles takes fourth place with Alpine in 2023 at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and third place on the podium at Monza, at only twenty-two years old.

The Alpine Endurance Team reiterates its confidence in Charles and confirms the ambition to collaborate with one of the fastest drivers on the grid as part of this new challenge for the brand.

Charles Milesi pilote chez Alpine pour la saison 2024 d'Endurance

Charles Milesi : « I am very happy to continue this adventure in the Alpine family for one more year in 2024, this time in a Hypercar. It’s a challenge for everyone with a new car and a team that is strengthening, both in terms of drivers, but also on the technical side. I had the chance to participate in the development of the car and it was very enriching to see the evolution of the project up close. There is still work to be done, but we have made good progress so far and are on the right track. Everyone is looking forward to the first race in Qatar and especially to seeing the Alpine hypercar on the starting grid for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. »

Ferdinand Habsburg

Ferdinand Habsburg, a new face for the brand, will also join the Alpine Hypercar program from 2024. His talent as well as his performances across different categories and championships that he has competed in in recent years have attracted the attention of Alpine for his new project in Endurance.

In 2021, the Austrian won the LMP2 world title and the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Charles Milesi and Robin Frijns in his first season in the FIA WEC. He then confirmed his talent by being crowned on the European scene the following year while achieving good results wherever he rode. After completing a successful season in 2023 in LMP2, he took direct control of the Alpine A424 during testing at Motorland, in order to accumulate the kilometers on the clock and familiarize himself with the car and the team.

Ferdinand Habsburg pilote chez Alpine pour la saison 2024 d'Endurance

Ferdinand Habsburg : « I am very happy with this challenge that presents itself to me with Alpine. It’s clearly a step above what I’ve experienced so far in my automotive career. From the day I signed with Alpine, I understood that the dream I had as a child had just come true. I immediately felt integrated into the team from Motorland, although the pressure was palpable for me. Starting with an endurance format during testing can be difficult to get to grips with in a new setup, but from the first few laps I felt confident. I can’t wait to see what the 2024 season has in store for us and I will give my best so as not to disappoint their confidence. »

Paul-Loup Chatin

Trained in single-seaters, Paul-Loup Chatin enjoyed immediate success in Endurance in 2013. The following year, he confirmed with the European title with Signatech Alpine and received the Jean Rondeau Prize for the best French hopeful after his LMP2 podium at the 24 Hours of Le Mans . He then contributed to the French brand’s transition to the FIA WEC, then took on new challenges. Crowned a second time in the European Le Mans Series in 2019, then winner of the 24 Hours of Daytona in 2021, he is also enshrined in the LMP2 category across the Atlantic in IMSA, during the 2023 season. It was natural for the Alpine teams of integrate this talented driver into his line-up.

Paul-Loup Chatin pilote chez Alpine pour la saison 2024 d'Endurance

Paul-Loup Chatin: « I am very happy to join Alpine in Hypercar for this 2024 season. I started my career in Endurance at Signatech Alpine in 2014 and it is a team that I have always followed. As a Frenchman, representing a French brand at the highest level of world motorsport is a privilege and especially at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which is the most beautiful motor race in the world; This is what I get up for every morning. I sincerely thank the entire Alpine team for giving me this opportunity and I can’t wait for the season to start. »

Mick Schumacher pilote chez Alpine pour la saison 2024 d'Endurance

Philippe Sinault, Team Principal : « The first thing that comes to mind is the word “pride”. I think we made the right choices and I have confidence in this team, which is ideal for us to make Alpine’s debut in Hypercar. There is an interesting complementarity between the loyal and known drivers of the team, who are unifying, and the new faces who have surprised us in recent years. Also, as a French team, we are particularly enthusiastic to have four French drivers in the team. We are less than 100 days away from the first race of the 2024 season, testing is almost coming to an end and the team is now complete: we can’t wait to see our beautiful A424s flown by these pilots.»