- Feb 18, 2008
Ralf Schumacher confirms move to DTM
The Schumacher brothers, now both out of F1 where they were the most successful German drivers in the sport's history, are racing in every which direction. Following reports that Michael may be trying his hand at MotoGP motorbike racing comes confirmation from kid brother Ralf that he's moving to the popular DTM German touring car series.
The news comes after Ralf's previous test with the Mercedes AMG team in DTM at Portugal's Estoril race track, where he apparently found his niche after losing his ride in F1. The younger Schumacher will make his race debut at Hockenheim on April 13 behind the wheel of a 2007-spec Trilux AMG C-Class, not unlike the one Mercedes is selling at auction. After learning the ropes of the touring car scene, Schumi Jr. could fill the void left by the Mika Hakkinen's departure. Thanks for the tip, Toppi!