Younger Schumacher hasn't been put off by the criticism of his brother
14 April 2010

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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14 April 2010

Sniff Petrol's gonna love this.

14 April 2010

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Its bad enough one coming back.

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

14 April 2010

[quote tannedbaldhead]

Sniff Petrol's gonna love this.

[/quote] That was the very first thing that popped into my head, too! :-)

14 April 2010

I'm very keen on an F1 drive too, doesn't mean it's gonna happen!

14 April 2010

I can see the teams all queueing up to take on a past-it-but-never-any-good-in-the-first-place driver whose sole redeeming virtue is/was that he might be confused for his really, rather talented brother.

14 April 2010

[quote Robbijay]I'm very keen on an F1 drive too, doesn't mean it's gonna happen![/quote] Given a choice between you and Ralf, I'd take a risk and hire you. Let's face it, you could surprise me and be quite good... Ralf couldn't and wouldn't.


14 April 2010

[quote Lesia44][quote tannedbaldhead]

Sniff Petrol's gonna love this.

[/quote] That was the very first thing that popped into my head, too! :-)[/quote]And me.......schumachers1003

14 April 2010

It would be a shame to disrupt such a successful DTM career.

14 April 2010

[quote SpiritOfSenna]I can see the teams all queueing up to take on a past-it-but-never-any-good-in-the-first-place driver whose sole redeeming virtue is/was that he might be confused for his really, rather talented brother. [/quote]

Slightly unfair, when he was in a Williams BMW, he had several days when he was close to unbeatable, but his bad crash at Indianapolis changed all that, he never fully recovered, either that or his confidence went. In a Toyota, he never looked remotely like being value for money, and most in the business thought the team were mad to hire him. I've never met the guy, but he's famously charmless, and not too popular even in Germany, he certainly isn't going to get hired on the basis of his DTM performance. A slight mystery why Mercedes give him a recent car to drive, while newly hired David Coulthard has to make do with a 2008 model, given a choice of the two, most would pick DC every time.

With Ralf, the big question remains of course. IS HE GAY???

14 April 2010

[quote Leslie Brook][quote Robbijay]I'm very keen on an F1 drive too, doesn't mean it's gonna happen![/quote] Given a choice between you and Ralf, I'd take a risk and hire you. Let's face it, you could surprise me and be quite good... Ralf couldn't and wouldn't[/quote] I thought pretty much the same thing, but I was too modest to write it down!

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