The Lesser Known Ralf Schumacher 02 Jan 2008
The 2007 season proved to be a tough one for Ralf Schumacher. It also turned out to be his final campaign with Toyota, the team he joined in 2005, having previously enjoyed six Grand Prix wins with Williams.
Having tested for Force India at the tail end of 2007, there is still a question mark over whether Schumacher will return in 08. Nevertheless, he remains one of the sports most famous faces and during the course of last season we caught up with him to discover a few home truths about the German driver
Q: Tell us something we dont know about you?
RS: Thats difficult! I dont know I like animals and I have six dogs - maybe people do not know that.
Q: Your favourite song for karaoke?
RS: I enjoy karaoke, but I dont really have a favourite song.
Q: Whats the most unusual request youve had from a fan?
RS: I think that is probably from some young Japanese girls who wanted me to sing karaoke with them.
Q: What is the funniest thing you have read about yourself in the press?
RS: There have been so many I cant pick just one!
Q: Youre most embarrassing moment?
RS: In Formula One my most embarrassing moment was probably an accident I had when I was at Jordan. It was at Spa in the wet and I did not make it to the grid because I spun on the out lap.
Q: When you are at home, what do you listen to when driving?
RS: Whatever my wife chooses - because she is in control of the radio when I am driving!
Q: Best part of being a Formula One driver - apart from the driving?
RS: That has to be doing something I love and getting paid for it.
Q: Your most prized possession?
RS: My family - my wife Cora and my son David.
Q: What would you be if you werent a racing driver?
RS: I would probably still be working with vehicles in some way, maybe cars or boats or planes.
Q: Person you most admire?
RS: Im not sure, probably my mother.
Q: Do you have any bad habits?
RS: Im sure you know them all already!
Q: Last good deed you did?
RS: When I visited India earlier in the season I made a trip to an institute which helps children in need. I spent time there trying to raise awareness of the good work they do.
Q: Who would you want to play you in a movie?
RS: Brad Pitt - because my wife likes him!