DESPITE his apparent lack of options in Formula 1, Mick Schumacher has ruled out going electric.
The 24-year-old son of F1 legend Michael Schumacher has shut down suggestions he could switch to Formula E.
When asked by Tuttumotori if he would consider the all-electric racing series, the youngster responded: "I'll be very honest with you and tell you no. I like engines, I like petrol, so definitely not that.
"Who knows what awaits us in the future? Who knows, maybe by driving it I could even change my expectations.
"I like old school cars, V8, smell, flames and everything else. That's what interests me."
A former Ferrari academy driver, F2, and F3 champion, Schumacher made the move to F1 in 2021 with the American team Haas.
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He drove alongside Russian Nikita Mazepin in his rookie season, before he was replaced by Denmark's Kevin Magnussen in 2022.
But after two mixed seasons, Schumacher was dropped by Haas and Ferrari.
Speaking to i News in March, Haas team boss Guenther Steiner explained his decision to part ways with Schumacher: "I just sat down with him and explained that we needed to bring the team forward with an experienced driver.
"It is part of the job. It is not a nice thing to do. I don’t enjoy it but you just have to be professional about it.
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"Dealing with a Schumacher is not easy, as you can imagine. He was grown up about it. He wasn't happy.
"I would say he saw the writing on the wall. He is a clever kid. He had two years.
"We didn't get where we wanted to and I had to make some changes. You cannot beat up a dead horse."
Veteran German driver Niko Hulkenberg was subsequently brought in to fill the seat at Haas.
Schumacher has since worked with Mercedes as their reserve driver, a role he also holds with McLaren.
Unfortunately, the only seat currently open on the 2024 grid looks to be with Williams alongside Thai driver Alex Albon.
And while it has yet to be officially confirmed, it is looking increasingly likely that American Logan Sargeant will retain this spot after a tough rookie year.
Williams recently confirmed that Albon and Sargeant would both participate in their end-of-season tests in Abu Dhabi – the strongest indication to date that the youngster may well return next season, as per The Mirror.
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