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Younger Schumacher hasn't been put off by the criticism of his brother

Ralf Schumacher is still keen on a Formula One return, despite being overlooked for the 2010 season.

The younger and less successful Schumacher last raced in the sport in 2007 for Toyota and has competed in Germany’s DTM touring car series ever since.

In an interview with German magazine Auto Motor und Sport, the six-time race winner Schumacher said the criticism of his brother Michael since his return to F1 with Mercedes this year hasn’t put him off making his own comeback.

“I see it completely differently," he said. "I would still take this step if a good opportunity arose.”

Schumacher went on to defend his older brother, saying that early expectations had been set too high by the public and media.

“With regards to Michael, I don't know what was expected of him by the outside world,” he said. “He sees it in quite a relaxed way, and it would be the same for me. The return was primarily for him, because he has fun with Formula One and was looking for a challenge.”

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Uncle Mellow 14 April 2010

Re: Ralf Schumacher wants F1 drive

People are so mean ! The great thing about Ralf is that he is a Schumacher , but NOT MICHAEL.

david RS 14 April 2010

Re: Ralf Schumacher wants F1 drive

Ralf, the level is high...

ordinary bloke 14 April 2010

Re: Ralf Schumacher wants F1 drive

Richard H wrote:


Its bad enough one coming back.

Ralf was never that good and there are certainly other, well deserving, youngsters in the wings

Couldn't agree more. He must think that everyone in F1 is suffering amnesia.......or maybe he thinks his brother can pull a few strings on his behalf ? It's amazing how some people can be so self-deluded when they have all press evidence in the scrap book, telling them the real truth, at hand.