Mick Schumacher will race for Alpine in the world endurance championship next season while continuing as Formula One reserve driver for Mercedes.
Alpine announced the 24-year-old German, son of seven-times F1 world champion Michael, on Wednesday as one of six drivers competing for it in two A424 Hypercars.
Schumacher will join French drivers Nicolas Lapierre, Matthieu Vaxiviere, Charles Milesi and Paul-Loup Chatin as well as Austrian Ferdinand Habsburg.
Mercedes confirmed separately that the German, who raced for Haas in Formula One in 2021 and 2022, would continue as the reserve.
“A new chapter is beginning for me with Alpine,” said the 24-year-old.
“I’ve grown up with single-seaters so driving a car with a closed cockpit and covered wheels is a great opportunity to hone my driving skills.
“I sorely missed racing this year. It’s what I’ve loved to do since I was a kid and it was sometimes difficult to watch the other drivers take to the track.”
Alpine said the crew line-up for the two cars would be announced on Feb. 7.
The season, whose highlight is the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June, starts in Qatar in March.
Williams is the only team left in Formula One still with a potential vacancy for 2024.
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