Just three races in to the new season and Ralf Schumacher’s comments which have opened up speculation that he is looking for a new race-seat for next season. Speculative rumours state he may have problems finding a new seat due to his poor form so far this season, however Schumacher has brushed these rumours away by suggesting that there may be several options for him next season.
“I am absolutely sure that I will be in F1 next year,” he stated categorically. “BMW has a free spot and so have Renault. There are always other good seats.”
Schumacher is currently applying a little pressure on Toyota to re-sign him for next season, and has shown his loyalty by protecting the teams from the suggestions that team principal Tsutomu Tomita was fired after failing to deliver a winning car. “With Japanese enterprises, it is completely normal for this to happen every three, four years,” Schumacher explained. “He has not been fired. Actually, it is completely the opposite. He is moving upwards in the Toyota hierarchy.”