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Ralf Schumacher denies comeback rumours

The younger Schumacher brother has put a stop to rumours that he could be tempted back into Formula 1, saying he's happy to remain in DTM. "The issue is settled. I feel happy in my team, it's like a family. And, besides, driving in the DTM is fun." Having left Toyota in 2007, Schumacher moved to DTM after possible drives with McLaren, Toro Rosso and Force India didn't work out.

2 May - Source
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
Rumours? What rumours?
schumi   Ralf Schumacher
Rumours of my Formula 1 comeback Michael.
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
Christ, with one-liners like that you should go into comedy Dannii. Although come to think of it, there's always been a certain comedic element to your career.
schumi   Ralf Schumacher
I presume you mean the way I bring joy to the spectators with my racing Michael.
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
I believe the phrase spectators often used to describe your career was "like watching a car crash." I was never sure if that was meant metaphorically or literally.
schumi   Ralf Schumacher
I don't believe that Michael, and I also don't believe that you hadn't already heard the rumours of my F1 return.
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
I haven't been to many family gatherings recently Dannii, that's about the only place I've heard your name mentioned for the past 5 years.
schumi   Ralf Schumacher
Well I don't know the source of the rumours, but I strenuously denied them Michael, I'm quite happy in the DTM.
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
I'd say check in the mirror Dannii, that's the most likely source. I hope by "denied them" you mean you denied the rumors even existed in the first place, I've read more realistic stories in the Weekly World News.
schumi   Ralf Schumacher
It's not that unrealistic Michael, I was always in high demand in the F1 paddock, unfortunately I just priced myself out of the market.
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
You were expensive alright Dannii, although I don't think it was your wages that were the issue. I believe when you were at Jordan, half the team's budget went into rebuilding your car after every race weekend.
fernando   Fernando Alonso
Bloody hell, if the press are just going to create stories out of thin air, they could at least make them interesting.
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
How about this: "Nigel Mansell denies comeback rumours."
NigelErnestJamesMansellOBE   Nigel Mansell
Although such a proclamation may create a short-lived whirlwind of speculation, and subsequently provide some much needed revenue for the struggling newspaper industry, mainly due to strong competition from online media and a hunger for up-to-date information, and possibly in turn a shorter attention span becoming more and more evident in much of todays youth, such a comeback is most likely beyond the realms of reasonable probability. The oldest driver to partake in a Grand Prix was Louis Chiron, who, in 1955, raced in Monaco at the age of 55 years, 9 months and 19 days, which is a not insignificant 2 years, 11 months and 6 days younger than my present age, although it should be noted that Chiron did in fact attempt, albeit in vain, to qualify for the same race in 1958, at which point he would in fact have been almost a month my senior.
Bernie   Bernie Ecclestone
You might be on to something there lads, it's about time those old fellas started giving something back to the sport, all they do these days is get paid to spout their mouths off on the telly. We should be doing a senior tour like the golf lads, we don't even have to buy any new trophies, just throw a jacket on the winner.
jackie   Jackie Stewart
There are a number of safety issues with the idea of placing an older driver in control of a modern racing car capable of generating lateral forces of up to 5G, not least the stresses placed on the body, and in particular the neck muscles which degrade significantly with age and lack of regular training.
Bernie   Bernie Ecclestone
Can't be that hard Jackie, it's just a car isn't it, 3 pedals, a steering wheel and a handbrake. You see fellas older than me driving to the shops every day, and then you have these 60 year old whipper-snappers complaining about their bloody necks. Tells you the state of the world today really, doesn't it.
fernando   Fernando Alonso
Spot on as usual Bernie, good to know you have your finger on the pulse regarding the state of the world today, even if events in Bahrain might have suggested otherwise.
bestofbritish   Jenson Button
Ooh, why don't you put your finger on this pulsating Button Fernando? If you offer me a good drive, I'll guarantee you a come-back.


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