Ralf Schumacher: Getting to grips with the DTM

Ralf Schumacher: Getting to grips with the DTM

Ralf Schumacher has a pretty short list of achievements to show for his first two years in the DTM. He admitted his shortcomings and expressed his determination to AUTOSPORT's Glenn Freeman

Ralf Schumacher's DTM statistics after two years in the category do not portray what he had in mind when he chose the German series after leaving Formula 1 at the end of 2007. 21 starts, 12 points. No wins, no podiums, one top five finish.

The initial fanfare surrounding Schumacher's move to the DTM quickly died down outside of Germany as he struggled in year-old machinery in his first season, and it didn't really pick up as he continued to do so in a top Mercedes in 2009. But the attention from fans and media in Germany hasn't waned over that time, so from a promotional point of view his presence on the grid has been invaluable to the series.

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