Mick Schumacher hopes to benefit Alpine from his Imola experience

Due to his experience of the Italian track, Mick Schumacher could be a valuable asset for the French manufacturer in learning this track during the 6 Hours of Imola, second round of the 2024 WEC season.

Published on 19/04/2024 à 07:02

Valentin GLO

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Mick Schumacher hopes to benefit Alpine from his Imola experience

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New stage of the World Championship calendarEndurance 2024, the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari is an unknown factor for several manufacturers involved in the Hypercar category of WEC this weekend during the 6 Hours of Imola, second round of the 2024 WEC season.

This is particularly the case Peugeot ,Alpine or of Toyota who have not carried out tests on the transalpine route, unlike Porsche (both the officials and the Hertz Team JOTA customer team) or Ferrari, which will compete at home.

The arrowed A may however count Mick Schumacher who knows this route from his years in car. Between Formula 3, Formula 2 and Formula 1, the 25-year-old driver knows where he is putting his wheels this weekend.

« With all this experience it will be easier for me to put aside learning the track in order to focus on what we expect from the car », the driver told us in the Imola paddock on Thursday.

« We basically only have two Free Practice sessions to put everything together. By already knowing the route, my actions and my reports will be a little faster and will perhaps help the team and speed up this procedure. »

In addition to the rain which could spoil the party on Sunday, Mick Schumacher expects a race " difficult » in the middle of what promises to be the heaviest traffic in Emilia-Romagna, on a very narrow track.

In these circumstances, the slightest mistake risks being very costly during the 6 Hours of Imola this Sunday.

For Schumacher and the whole team Alpine, optimization of the weekend will begin with Free Practice 1, scheduled for 12:00 p.m. this Friday.

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Valentin GLO

Journalist. Endurance reporter (WEC, IMSA, ELMS, ALMS) and sometimes F1 or IndyCar.

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