Ralf Schumacher joins DTM series in 2008

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Ralf Schumacher joins DTM series in 2008

Post by reyhan » 20 Feb 2008, 13:38

Ralf Schumacher has confirmed he will be racing in the DTM series during the upcoming season. The German has signed a contract with Mercedes-Benz for the upcoming season. Schumacher will follow other former F1 drivers such as Mika Hakkinen, Jean Alesi and Heinz-Harald Frentzen who also raced in the DTM series in the past.

After eleven years of Formula 1 Ralf Schumacher will be racing in the DTM series with Mercedes in the upcoming season. Schumacher completed two weeks of testing in Portugal with the team and both enjoyed each other's company.

http://www.totalf1.com/fullstory/view/245344/Ralf_Schumacher_joins_DTM_series_in_2008/

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Re: Ralf Schumacher joins DTM series in 2008

Post by Lilellatho » 21 Feb 2008, 15:18

Well, good luck to him. :thumbsup:

I've always felt people were too harsh on him just for being the brother of the oh-so-illustrious Michael. It must have been hard for him to always be set against such a high standard and to always be called the not-so-talented brother or the second Schumacher. He had a respectable F1 career, getting six wins (and those don't just drop from the sky, you know) and several poles and podiums, but his inconsistency, his psychological weakness and those accidents he had in short succession seemed to get the better of him.
(I felt that he wasn't quite the same after Indy '04).

So good luck to him and hopefully he can fight for the title (but maybe he has to wait a bit for that). I'm certainly going to check out DTM a lot more than last season. :wink:

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Re: Ralf Schumacher joins DTM series in 2008

Post by Arrows_F1 » 21 Feb 2008, 20:18

I hope Ralf will have a good time in the DTM and also some wins :cool: . He had a really good time in the Formula 1, too. He won six races in his career but after his fatal crash in the US-GP in 2004 it seemed to me that he never found his old pace again. Not with the Williams Team and also not with the Toyota Team.
So in 2008 we will have the first season without a Schumacher, since, I think, 1991 (please correct me if I'm wrong :blush: ).
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Re: Ralf Schumacher joins DTM series in 2008

Post by maltafan » 21 Feb 2008, 21:39

Arrows_F1 wrote:I hope Ralf will have a good time in the DTM and also some wins :cool: . He had a really good time in the Formula 1, too. He won six races in his career but after his fatal crash in the US-GP in 2004 it seemed to me that he never found his old pace again. Not with the Williams Team and also not with the Toyota Team.
So in 2008 we will have the first season without a Schumacher, since, I think, 1991 (please correct me if I'm wrong :blush: ).

Yes, I agree with you that he never regained his form, after that crash. He might be more at east in a DTM car than an F1 car.
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Post by schuey323 » 08 Mar 2008, 16:17

I think he finally realized that he was driving a car that could utterly kill him. Most F1 drivers prefer not to think about those kinds of things. He was never as good as his brother and he was never as good as his teammates.

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Re: Ralf Schumacher joins DTM series in 2008

Post by edu36 » 14 Mar 2008, 16:17

ralf should take a brake and go home

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Post by shibin » 16 Mar 2008, 18:20

pitiful of his lack of talent..

i doubt he enjoys his life always under the shadow of his older bro

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Re: Ralf Schumacher joins DTM series in 2008

Post by untouchable » 16 Mar 2008, 18:58

I will also disgusting them.......

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Post by heidfeldfan » 17 Mar 2008, 11:07

just a shadow of his brother

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Post by villafan » 18 Mar 2008, 01:19

Ralf came across as a bit arogant a difficult to work with. I was watching the 2003 review recently and in one race he retired for some reason. When he got back to the pits he started bitching and moaning to the team. Compare that to schumi in suzuka 2006 when he went round shaking hands with the team after his engine went.

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Post by alamanda_star » 20 Mar 2008, 15:30

what is DTM? izzit a better sport than f1?

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Post by JoostLamers » 20 Mar 2008, 15:54

alamanda_star wrote:what is DTM? izzit a better sport than f1?

Hahaha, it's not better than F1, it's a German race class, with Audi and Mercedes cars in it. Ex-F1 driver HH Frentzen drives there, aswell as Alan McNish, and Gary Paffett (McLaren testdriver) drivers there aswell. He is the former champ.
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Re: Ralf Schumacher joins DTM series in 2008

Post by Burgerlim » 21 Mar 2008, 00:56

think in addition MIka is also there.. right..? :roll:: but here in SG.. think mika is coming for the mclaren road show this weekend... haha..

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Re: Ralf Schumacher joins DTM series in 2008

Post by haarlem1 » 21 Mar 2008, 16:47

Ralf is a arrogant and over-estimated racedriver. i dont understand why someone will give him a raceseat.

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Re: Ralf Schumacher joins DTM series in 2008

Post by cknopp » 21 Mar 2008, 23:56

I watched only 1 DTM race, and i tell you that those guys are CRAZY! It is like Grand Prix NASCAR!

F1 is all about finesse, and NASCAR is all about brutality. DTM is a very good mix of the two, and that only tells me that Rapl is gonna get owned there as well!

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