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Ralf Schumacher

Ralf Schumacher Ralf Schumacher
Team Toyota
Nationality German
Podiums 27
Points 329
Grand Prix entered 180
World Championships 0
Highest race finish 1 (x6)
Highest grid position 1 (x6)
Date of Birth 30/06/1975
Place of Birth Hürth-Hermülheim
Ralf Schumacher
Ralf Schumacher (GER) Toyota
Formula One World Championship, Rd17, Brazilian Grand Prix, Practice Day, Interlagos, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, 19 October 2007

2007

Difficult third campaign with Toyota sees him struggle to get to grips with the TF107 in the early stages. Things improve slowly, but he scores just five points and decides to leave the team at the end of the season.

Ralf Schumacher (GER) Toyota TF106.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 9, Canadian Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Montreal, Canada, 24 June 2006

2006

Scores Toyota's only podium in a difficult season for the Japanese team. After seven retirements, finishes tenth in the standings.

Ralf Schumacher (GER) Toyota TF105.
Formula One World Championship, Rd11, British Grand Prix, Practice Day, Silverstone, England, 8 July 2005

2005

Often outpaced by team mate Jarno Trulli, but more consistent, particularly in the latter half of the season. Pole in Japan and podiums in Hungary and China help him to sixth in the final standings, one place above Trulli. Misses US race after practice accident.

Ralf Schumacher (GER) Williams BMW FW26.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 7, European Grand Prix, Nurburgring, Germany, Practice, 28 May 2004

2004

Suffers two spinal fractures in a heavy accident with Williams during US Grand Prix. Misses the following six races before returning for China. Signs for Toyota for 2005.

Ralf Schumacher (GER) Williams.
Formula One World Championship, Rd9, European Grand Prix, Nurburgring, Germany, 28 June 2003

2003

An inconsistent campaign with Williams, the highlights being three poles and back-to-back wins in Europe and France. Replaced by Marc Gene for Italian race following testing shunt. Fifth in the drivers' championship.

Ralf Schumacher (GER) suffered an engine failure after he had crossed the finish line.
Formula One World Championship, Rd8, Canadian Grand Prix, Montreal, Canada., 9 June 2002

2002

Wins the Malaysian Grand Prix. Finishes fourth in the drivers' championship behind Williams team mate Juan Pablo Montoya.

Ralf Schumacher (GER) Williams celebrates with Dr Mario Theissen (GER), Geoff Willis (GBR), Patrick Head (GBR). San Marino Grand Prix, Imola, Italy, 15 April 2001.

2001

Takes the first victory of his career with Williams at the San Marino Grand Prix and follows this with wins in Canada and Germany. 49 points put him fourth in the drivers' championship.

Michael Schumacher(GER) Ferrari F1 2000 wins with team mate Rubens Barrichello(BRA) Ferrari F1 2000, 2nd place on left and brother Ralf Schumacher(GER) Williams F1 BMW FW22, 3rd place on right Australian GP, Melbourne 12 March 2000. World © Sutton

2000

Finishes fifth in the drivers' championship, despite seven retirements. Podium results in Australia, Belgium and Italy.

Ralf Schumacher(GER) Williams FW21, 4th place. French GP, Magny Cours, 27 June 1999. World © Sutton

1999

Moves to Williams. Scores 35 championship points, takes three podiums and sixth in the final standings.

Ralf Schumacher(GER) Jordan Mugen Honda 198 spins at the 2nd start Canadian GP, Montreal, 7 June 1998. World ©  Sutton

1998

Still driving with Jordan, takes second place at Spa and third place at Monza.

Ralf Schumacher (GER) Jordan Peugeot 197 finished the race in 5th position. Formula One World Championship, Rd9, British Grand Prix, Silverstone, England, 13 July 1997. World © Sutton

1997

Makes his Formula One debut in Australia with Jordan. He is involved in a series of crashes but finishes third in Argentina.

Ralf Schumacher (GER), centre, winner of the 1996 Formula Nippon Championship, with championship runners up Naoki Hattori (JPN), left and Kasuyoshi Hoshino (JPN), right All-Japan Formula Nippon Championship Round 10 - Fuji, Japan - 20 October 1996. World © Sutton

1996

Wins the Japanese Formula 3000 Championship.

01 Kimi Räikkönen 110
02 Lewis Hamilton 109
03 Fernando Alonso 109
04 Felipe Massa 94
05 Nick Heidfeld 61
06 Robert Kubica 39
07 Heikki Kovalainen 30
08 Giancarlo Fisichella 21
09 Nico Rosberg 20
10 David Coulthard 14
11 Alexander Wurz 13
12 Mark Webber 10
13 Jarno Trulli 8
14 Sebastian Vettel 6
15 Jenson Button 6
16 Ralf Schumacher 5
17 Takuma Sato 4
18 Vitantonio Liuzzi 3
19 Adrian Sutil 1
20 Rubens Barrichello 0
21 Scott Speed 0
22 Kazuki Nakajima 0
23 Anthony Davidson 0
24 Sakon Yamamoto 0
25 Christijan Albers 0
26 Markus Winkelhock 0