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Mick Schumacher 'in frame' for shock F1 return after 'sad incident' at Monaco Grand Prix

Mick Schumacher 'in frame' for shock F1 return after 'sad incident' at Monaco Grand Prix

Could Mick Schumacher make a return to Formula 1 after a year out?

Mick Schumacher could reportedly be in the frame for a shock return to Formula 1.

The 25-year-old, who is the son of seven-time F1 world champion Michael, was replaced by Nico Hulkenberg at Haas before the 2024 season started.

Schumacher lost his seat after a string of disappointing performances and a number of big accidents.

Currently, the German is the reserve driver for Mercedes, behind Lewis Hamilton and George Russell.

However, after Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix, it has emerged that Schumacher could be considered for a return to the sport.

During the first lap of the race, Alpine drivers Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly collided after the former made a late lunge.

Ocon eventually had to retire from the race due to the damage sustained on his car and Alpine team boss Bruno Famin said he would be considering serious action.

As reported by the Daily Mail, he said to Canal+: “It’s sad to see this kind of incident. It’s exactly what we didn’t want to see. Esteban’s attack was totally out of circumstances.

“It was exactly what we didn’t want to see and we’re going to draw the consequences. We’re going to make a tough decision.”

Famin added: “If we were fighting for a podium finish at the end of the race, why not, and still… But there, on the first lap, at Le Portier, frankly, it wasn’t the place to make an attack, leaving zero room for his teammate.”

With both Ocon and Gasly out of contract at the end of the season, Schumacher could be on the shortlist to join the team.

Famin told Sky Germany: “I'm very happy with Mick. He's super fast. But that's not the main thing in the WEC, you have to drive at a consistently high level and have a good team spirit.

“I'm very impressed with him because he adapted his attitude to the long-distance races from day one. He has a very good relationship with his teammates. Everything is open for 2025, everyone talks to everyone. It would be a mistake not to have Mick on the list.”


Schumacher himself has declared his wish to return to F1, he said: “My goal and my dream is to drive in Formula 1. It has always been like that and it will always be like that. That's why we have to make sure that the dominoes fall in my direction and hopefully I end up with a seat.”

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Topics: F1, Formula 1