Stuck: Mick Schumacher will have to make a difficult decision

Until recently, Mick Schumacher still had the hope, albeit a very faint one, that he could return to Formula 1, but it seems his chances are becoming null as Williams plans to team up with Logan Sargent anyway continue to work together.

As James Vowles, the British team principal, said: “We want him to drive our car next year and that’s entirely up to us.”

Of course, if the American crashes a few more cars before the end of the season, it could completely undermine Williams’ confidence in his prospects, but it is much more likely that Schumacher will have to accept Alpine’s offer and do his best on the field of endurance. to race. As far as one can understand, this is his “Plan B”.

However, not all experts consider this a suitable alternative.

“I don’t know if this is the right way,” says Hans-Joachim Stuck, a former Formula 1 driver who also competed in endurance races and won the 24 Hours of Le Mans twice in 1986 and 1987. Porsche sports prototype. – If he does not stay in Formula 1 and sign a contract with any team, he cannot return. So he has a tough decision to make and we’ll have to wait and see where he ends up.

He is in good hands at Mercedes, where he has a good chance. But when he suddenly decides to say goodbye to Formula 1, he leaves the game completely. At one point the same thing happened to me. In 1979 I left Formula 1, then signed a contract with Porsche and achieved my most important successes in endurance racing. This was of course a completely different category of motorsport.

But unlike Schumacher, I was already a bit older then. Only he can decide what the future of his career will be like.”

In any case, Toto Wolff has made it clear more than once that he holds Mick in high regard and that he may remain Mercedes’ reserve driver in 2024.

Source: F1 News

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