In a thrilling update for motorsport enthusiasts, Alpine has unveiled its star-studded driver roster for the 2024 Endurance season, including the notable addition of Mick Schumacher. This dynamic line-up will pilot Alpine's two hypercars in the prestigious FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), signaling a new era in endurance racing.
The team boasts a blend of experience and youthful vigor, with three seasoned French drivers – Nicolas Lapierre, Matthieu Vaxiviere, and Charles Milesi – continuing their journey with the Alpine Endurance Team. They are joined by the French talent Paul-Loup Chatin, Austrian racer Ferdinand Habsburg, and German sensation Mick Schumacher, marking his debut in endurance racing.
Alpine's commitment to excellence is evident in its selection of drivers, each bringing a unique set of skills and experiences to the team. Schumacher, transitioning from Formula 1 to endurance racing, adds an exciting dimension to the squad. A celebrated champion in lower formulae and a former Haas F1 Team driver, his enthusiasm for this new challenge is palpable.
Nicolas Lapierre, a key figure in Alpine's endurance history, brings a wealth of experience and is integral to the development of the A424 hypercar. Meanwhile, Matthieu Vaxiviere continues his ascent in the endurance world, aiming to leverage his impressive track record to achieve new heights with Alpine.
Charles Milesi, a rising star in the sport, has already made a significant impact with his world title and Le Mans victory. His continued involvement with Alpine underlines the team's focus on nurturing young talent.
Ferdinand Habsburg, joining Alpine from a successful stint in various racing categories, is set to bring his flair and achievements to this new endeavor. His quick adaptation to the Alpine A424 during testing showcases his readiness for this challenge.
Completing the line-up, Paul-Loup Chatin's return to Alpine is a testament to his enduring relationship with the team. A proven champion in multiple endurance racing formats, his inclusion adds depth and versatility to the team.
Team Manager Philippe Sinault expressed immense pride in this diverse and talented group, highlighting an ideal balance of established team members and new, impressive talents. With the 2024 season fast approaching, Alpine's preparation is in full swing, promising an exciting and competitive campaign ahead.
As anticipation builds, the motorsport world eagerly awaits Alpine's official unveiling of the A424's livery on February 7, 2024. This talented line-up, coupled with Alpine's technical prowess, sets the stage for what promises to be a captivating season in the world of endurance racing.