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What will Ralf do?
Take a 1 year break and return to F1? 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Stop from F1 & other racing? 7%  7%  [ 1 ]
Look for a seat in other series? 93%  93%  [ 13 ]
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 Post subject: Ralf to take a break
PostPosted: 27 Dec 2007, 21:41  
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(GMM) Ralf Schumacher will not race in formula one in 2008 but may return in the future, an unnamed associate of the six time grand prix winner told the German news agency DPA on Thursday.

The German driver has also split with his manager Hans Mahr. "We decided some time ago by mutual agreement to go separate ways," DPA quotes Mahr as saying.

The Schumacher insider insists that 32-year-old Ralf's sabbatical next year does not mean his F1 career is definitely over.

"There have been cases in which drivers have come back after a year," the so-called 'confidante' told the agency.

Schumacher is currently with his family at their home in Salzburg, Austria.


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So what do you think?

Will he take a 1 year break, will he stop racing or he will seek a seat in other series?

I think he's out of F1, but might have a go at other series like LeMans or DTM

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 Post subject: Re: Ralf to take a break
PostPosted: 27 Dec 2007, 22:39  
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To be honest, Ralf isn't really among the driver elite and as he couldn't even make it to Force India, I doubt that he will get a drive in F1 anymore. The young drivers are the trend nowadays.

Maybe he will try some other series. Many who have quit F1 still want to race somewhere as the racing is in their blood. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Ralf to take a break
PostPosted: 28 Dec 2007, 12:26  
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Ralf did the right thing :p Now he can spent more time with his wife:
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Fisichella should do the same :@:2
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 Post subject: Re: Ralf to take a break
PostPosted: 28 Dec 2007, 20:43  
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Fisi should get Ralf's advice.

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 Post subject: Re: Ralf to take a break
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Champ car has been a popular spot for not so elite F1 driver. or there is always A1GP...lol
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 Post subject: Re: Ralf to take a break
PostPosted: 14 Jan 2008, 21:02  
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http://www.touringcartimes.com/news.php?id=1782

seems like he is going to be behind a Mercedes wheel anytime soon.

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 Post subject: Re: Ralf to take a break
PostPosted: 15 Jan 2008, 14:32  
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So he decides to try DTM even though his brother advised him not to. Wonder how he will perform there. After all, DTM is quite different from F1. ''hmm''

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 Post subject: Re: Ralf to take a break
PostPosted: 15 Jan 2008, 17:38  
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Well, there's no reason why he should listen to Michael, after all he can very much decide on his own. That's one of the reasons I always felt a bit bad for him, cause he was always seen as Michael's brother and just that.
If he still wants to drive in a competition (and DTM is not just some ordinary one IMO) then so be it. Good luck to him whatever he decides to do. :thumbsup:
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 Post subject: Re: Ralf to take a break
PostPosted: 15 Jan 2008, 20:49  
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I agree with you that he has been overshadowed by his brother for all his career and he will be always reminded as Michael's brother, rather than Ralf Schumacher.

If he manages to find a seat at DTM's then, why not?

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 Post subject: Re: Ralf to take a break
PostPosted: 23 Jan 2008, 18:10  
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I still like Ralf, and all though he isn't the happiest of chaps, I feel the media are too harsh towards him. I hope he has much success in DTM :thumbsup:

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 Post subject: Re: Ralf to take a break
PostPosted: 30 Jan 2008, 08:43  
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am i the only one surpriesd by how slow ralf was in the Force indea car. i thought he would be among the fastes in testing that car.

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 Post subject: Re: Ralf to take a break
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Ralf is set to be confirmed to race for Mercedes in DTM this season:

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/65005

Well, good luck to him and it's good to see he is trying to distance himself from his brother's footsteps for once and not taking his advice :thumbsup:
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 Post subject: Re: Ralf to take a break
PostPosted: 08 Feb 2008, 23:24  
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well making his own tracks now instead of following in big bros footsteps
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 Post subject: Re: Ralf to take a break
PostPosted: 09 Feb 2008, 00:04  
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The media can be harsh to ralf because he is more than overshadowed by michael.

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 Post subject: Re: Ralf to take a break
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martinez wrote:
The media can be harsh to ralf because he is more than overshadowed by michael.


I totally agree, i was always a Ralf fan and he was expected to drive just like Michael did. It just never seem to work out right for him. then everyone gave out about him. I hope he is happy where ever he goes or what ever he does in the next year :)

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