Ralf Schumacher DTM 2

Ralf Schumacher has confirmed that he is in talks with F1 hopefuls Stefan GP, the new team which still harbours ambitions to join the 2010 grid. The off-the-pace DTM driver and veteran of 180 GP starts with 6 wins, left F1 following a poor season with Toyota in 2007.

Schumacher’s F1 debut came with Jordan in 1997, and his 11 seasons in F1 have been marked by flashes of brilliance mixed with periods of midfield mediocrity. Schumacher had achieved all of his GP wins during his time with Williams before he joined Toyota for a three-season stint at the start of 2005.

With the Serbian outfit having purchased several Toyota F1 components and enjoying a strong relationship with Bernie Ecclestone, the F1 supremo has already pushed for an entry for the Belgrade-based team and suggested it sign Ralf. The team would only be able to make an appearance should another team fail to be on the grid.

"Mr. [Zoran] Stefanovic [Stefan GP boss] makes a very serious and purposeful impression," Ralf told Germany’s Bild. "I have noticed that he is interested in me but I will say no more at the moment because there is nothing more to say. Whether this will become an actual option remains to be seen."

Indeed! Should Schumacher be making a comeback with his brother in 2010?

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