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Ralf Schumacher To Stay In DTM

Ralf Schumacher, the former F1 driver with 6 Grand Prix wins to his name will be staying in the German Touring Car series DTM instead of jumping across to Formula One again after the team he was linked with, Stefan GP, were told they could not have an entry slot today.

Schumacher, whose elder brother Michael recently returned to F1 with Mercedes Benz, will stay in DTM where he has been struggling to find his feet since moving to the series 2 seasons ago, and having spent last season driving a brand new up to date car with the front running HWA team.  Other former F1 drivers have struggled with the series, including Mika Hakkinen and Jean Alesi.

“Ralf would like to continue his DTM career and we also think that the chances of continuing our co-operation look promising,” Norbert Haug, Mercedes Benz motorsport boss told dtm.de

“I think that we have come close to making a decision. It will be announced as soon as it has been made. Currently, however, the deal is not yet home and dry.”

Haug added that talks were still taking place with David Coulthard following his two tests with Mercedes in recent weeks.

“David did a good job and also had a lot of fun, so now we are talking about possibilities to make a solution,” he said.

“Maybe there will be a positive surprise but at this point in time I can’t make any promises.”

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