Bernie Ecclestone told to the German magazine Auto Motor und Sport that Ralf Schumacher and Giancarlo Fisichella would better quit Formula One rather than to drive for Force India in 2008. Ecclestone “advice” comes after the Indian billionaire Vijay Mallya announced that at the Jerez test Schumacher, Fisichella, Christian Klien, Tonio Liuzzi, Franck Montagny, Roldan Rodriguez and Giedo van der Garde will try to obtain a driver’s seat at Force India.
Bernie said about Ralf’s and Fisichella’s (...)
Force India F1 Team is preparing for the four day test (4 – 7 December) held at the Circuit de Jerez in southern Spain. For the test Force India has called no less than seven drivers: Roldan Rodriguez and Giedo van der Garde that will drive for one day each, Giancarlo Fisichella, Franck Montagny and Ralf Schumacher will join the team for a full day’s testing, Christian Klien and Vitantonio Liuzzi will also participate for one day thanks to their outstanding performance in Barcelona. (...)
Ralf Schumacher is still looking for a team that would let him drive in the next Formula One season. The former Toyota driver would really appreciate a contract offer from McLaren, that after Fernando Alonso’s departure hasn’t yet decided who will be Hamilton team mate for the 2008 season.
Ralf declared about the free driver position at McLaren: “Every driver out there in the market would love to sit in their super car.”
Ralf Schumacher could be a solution for McLaren, especially now when (...)
After three years with the Japanese squad, Ralf Schumacher completed his last race with them in 11th place, but before that his colleagues gathered together in the pits to present him with a rear wing end plate, signed by the team, as well as a 10kg cake.
Chairman and Toyota team principal Tadashi Yamashina said: “I would like to thank Ralf for his contribution to the team. We have had some good times together, even though we have not had the results we all expected. Ralf brought valuable (...)