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Ralf Schumacher

Ralf Schumacher, Formula 1 testing, Silverstone, 8th August 1996. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Ralf Schumacher, Formula 1 testing, Silverstone, 8th August 1996. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Ralf Schumacher, DTM event, Lausitz, Germany, 5th June 2010. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Ralf Schumacher, DTM event, Lausitz, Germany, 5th June 2010. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Born:

30 Jun 1975
Hurth

Nationality:

Germany

Grands Prix:

180 (1997-2007)

Talented driver who was extremely adept in F1 but suffered from being his famous brother's shadow. After Formula 1, he went racing in the DTM, but in 2013, quit driving altogether and became a team manager in the series. The plan was to continue in that vein for a while, but after Michael's skiing accident, coma and subesquent fight to recover, Ralf has given up that role and supported the family - although he did appear at a few special DTM events in 2014 regardless. Ralf, who has homes in Germany, Austria and France is currently a consultant to Mucke Motorsport and helps his nephew, Mick, with his racing career, but is also a trustee and advisor to the ADAC Sports Foundation in a role with particular focus to young German drivers. This developed to him becoming, in 2016, the team manager of the HTP Junior Team Ungar in ADAC Formula 4. Ralf continues in this role, but his own son, David, is also now racing and David joined Ralf's team in 2018 after a successful graduation from karts. One year on, David is already, like his father, uncle and cousin, in Formula 3.

Biography last updated 24 Sep 2019