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Ralf Schumacher entered Formula One six years after his brother Michael, with the same Jordan team that introduced his sibling to the grid. That's about where the similarities end. After an 11-year career with Williams, Jordan, and Toyota, Ralf retired in 2007 and ended up in the DTM series. He was a good driver and had a decent car early in his Williams tenure, but he simply didn't have the edge. He ended up with fewer race wins, six, than his brother did World Championships.

Now that Michael has returned to the circus, it looks like Ralf wants his turn under the Big Top again. Ralf said, "I know that my reputation suffered during my time at Toyota but I left that behind me. I know what I can do and I feel ready to do it again." Having turned down a race seat with one of the new teams, other rumors suggest that he's talking to Toro Rosso, where he would replace Jaime Alguersuari and partner Sebastien Buemi. Toro Rosso and Renault – and Sauber, depending – are essentially the only teams who have openings and a chance of giving Ralf a car he can do something with.

[Source: GP Update | Image: Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      "I know what I can do and I feel ready to do it again."

      So, you're saying you're ready to lose embarrassingly?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ralf?? No. Please don't come back. You did nothing special when you were in F1.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ralfie made gazillions of dollars from Toyota based on the halo of his brother's reputation.

      He was an average F1 pilot at best.

      He's done nothing in DTM.

      Ralf, please go away.

      • 5 Years Ago
      I have almost forgotten that Michael has a brother who used to race in F1.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Seriously.. who cares about Ralph ?

      Michael was one of the best drivers, thats another story.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ralf's performance level fell off tremendously during his last stint at Toyota. I would rather see a JV back as a driver as he left BMW after putting in some very decent races.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Cora (Ralf's wife) is a better driver!
      • 5 Years Ago
      GOOD!!! No end to the sniffpetrol.com jokes at Ralfie's expense, then!
        • 5 Years Ago
        They are gold. One that sticks in my mind is when Ralf moved from BMW to Toyota, Michael was saying "I bet your new company car is real nice" lol
      • 5 Years Ago
      Battle of the douches.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ralf's way cuter than Michael