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Community Level 5Solex

Solex

Where would he be without 'that' name...

AdvantagesTalented driver but...

Disadvantages...been a bit lucky

"...big battle with Michael and Ralf Schumacher at the end of the race. We all know Michael's ability - no one can stop raving about him -, but his brother has risen in peoples estimations rapidly, some putting him over his equally impressive - if, erattic - team mate Montoya. But it so nearly didn't happen a few years for the Schu Jnr... As a youngster, Ralf was always going to have a path into racing. A chubby child to say the least, he took ..." Read review
09.04.2002

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Community Level 3critical_w...

critical_writer

The Other Schumacher

AdvantagesFast when in Form

DisadvantagesMood-dependant

"league in pitching," La Russa said. "That's going to be an asset for them the next four games we play." Part of San Diego's pitching depth is David Wells, the intense and playoff-tested left-hander acquired from the Boston Red Sox at the Aug. 31 trade deadline. Wells, 43, has suffered from severe pain in his right knee all season and made only 13 starts as a result, but he has performed capably in five starts since coming over from Boston and ..." Read review
17.07.2002

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Community Level 4Skyscraper...

SkyscraperFanClub

Not The 2002 World Champion

AdvantagesPretty fast, In an improving team.

DisadvantagesNot as good as Montoya or his brother.

"There are two reasons why Ralf Schumacher will not win the Formula One Driver’s Title in 2002. The reasons are Michael Schumacher and Juan-Pablo Montoya. Put quite simply, I do not believe Ralf Schumacher is fast, tough or clever enough to defeat them. The indications throughout Ralf’s debut season in 1997 for Jordan Mugen-Honda were that he was not capable of attaining the same astonishing performance levels as his brother. Certainly ..." Read review
09.09.2001

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Community Level 3hilareeee

hilareeee

Just as good as Micheal Schumacher

AdvantagesPotential to win the world championship

DisadvantagesCar reliability

"...1, there is more to Ralf Schumacher than just a famous brother. I think he is just as good a driver as Micheal, he just never has had the car to prove it. If they both drove for the same team then it would be a close run thing. When they used to go karting as kids Ralf would win as often as Micheal and was an equal match. Ralf's poor preformance at the Silverstone race just gone had something to do with his tyres. The Michelin tyres are warm weather ..." Read review
24.07.2001

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Community Level 2voodoo-chile

voodoo-chile

Another Schumacher winner.

AdvantagesGood driver

Disadvantagesused to be irrational

"...winners of grand prix, with Ralf joining in the fun. With the age gap of 7 years, it assures us that we will probably have a driving influence in Formula one from this successful family for at least another 10 years. With Michael around, I dont think Ralf could become world Champion. His car is just not consistant enough yet. The Ferrari is just too quick and the Williams, too unreliable. Their long succession of success stretches back to ..." Read review
11.06.2001

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Community Level 7andycharger

andycharger

Out of the shadows of Michael

AdvantagesGreat driver

DisadvantagesUnproven until recently

"Poor old Ralf has got to be the unluckiest Schumacher on the planet. Following any family member into a business is always a risky one but when your brother is a triple world champion at the sport you compete in, it makes everything 10 times worse. Forever, Ralf will be compared to his older, and so far, much more successful brother Michael. Michael seems to be one of the all time greats. Ralf has so far struggled in his career to string a decent ..." Read review
03.05.2001

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Community Level 1FrankieYan...

FrankieYankee

Holy Crap He Can't Stop Whining

Advantagesgets a free pass due to his rockin F1 name

Disadvantagesaverage-at-best driver of great cars

"...4 ------------------------------------------------------ Since 2001, my man Ralf has not out-qualified his teammate - not once - and in that time, JPM continued to win pole after pole (7 of them) in 2002, when they still counted for something. No, don't get me wrong: I'm no flag-waiver for Montoya, either. He's obviously an enormous talent, though he disappointed in Melbourne this year when he couldn't close the deal (spinning when he got ..." Read review
04.04.2003

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Community Level 6craigy_bab...

craigy_baby_2000

A sure bet for the future

AdvantagesReal potential for the future, quality driver

DisadvantagesHeld back in the light of his brother, hasn't got a reliable engine

"...have always been critical of Ralf Schumacher, ever since he first stepped into the limelight that is Formula 1 a few years ago. Having a brother as famous and as talented as Michael, one of the world's best loved and well-known drivers, was always going to make it difficult for Ralf to prove his own worthiness in the game. He was inevitably to be compared, perhaps unfairly considering his comparative lack of experience, to his brother, and has ..." Read review
15.07.2001

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Community Level 3D1A1UK

D1A1UK

RALF

AdvantagesBrilliant season last year. Almost unbelieveable

DisadvantagesNeeds a good car that can rival the top two teams

"Ralf Schumacher has done exceptionally well this season and has built upon last season's successes. He is a very talented driver, and will soon become a world Champion - I am sure. He drives for Williams and ahs had to drive alongside amateur team mate Jenson button for the last year. I believe that this has helped him to gain immense experience and has made him a better driver. At Jordan he never seemed to be consistent, but did show signs of ..." Read review
24.11.2000

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Community Level 4steveymacca

steveymacca

Little Ralfey

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"...were, and i beleive that ralf has the ability to participate in doing this.However,we will be dissappointed that most of the limelight has falen on his team mate this season rather than him,but he is used to that,being brother of micheal schumacher!!!! maybe ralf can go on and be as good as,or even emulate,his brother micheal. ..." Read review
09.09.2000

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Community Level 3JeffSumm

JeffSumm

A Talented Family

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"Ralf has been driving in the shadow of his famous brother Michael for some time now. Not only does he start far behind in races driven and points won, but he also belongs to a team far inferior to his brother's. Nevertheless in the last race he managed to finish on the podium, beating a theoretically better driver and certainly a much better car in Couthard's McLauren. Give this boy a good car, a team that appreciates him, and no team orders and he'll ..." Read review
07.09.2000

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Community Level 1raymondo99

raymondo99

Ralf - Michaels Brother

AdvantagesGreat Skill

DisadvantagesOver Shadowed by Michael

"...sure at first people assumed Ralf had not earned his first seat in F1 but just got in on the fact his brother was, and arguably still is, the best driver in the world. This is very unfair as Ralf is in his own right one of the top 10 drivers in F1. To the press he is only referred to as 'michaels younger brother' this will change in years to come when as Ralf approches his peak driving and michael beging to fade. If Ralf will ever be the driver Michael ..." Read review
30.07.2000

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Community Level 3coop

coop

Brothers in cars

Advantagesbattler

Disadvantageslittle spoilt brother

"Ralf schumacher wil always find it hard to emerge from the vast shadow cast by his brother but he has consistently proved he is in Formula 1 on his own merits. Gutsy drives are the norm for this man who has shown a great deal of maturity in coaching J Buttonto moderate success this season. He is not extraordinarily quick but makes up for any of his deficiencies in terms of spirit determination and courage. Always an exciting driver to watch and he ..." Read review
14.07.2000

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Community Level 5daseaford

daseaford

Settled down nicely.

AdvantagesMaturing well.

DisadvantagesUsed to be over enthusiastic.

"...couple of seasons ago if Ralf Schumacher was anywhere near the front of the grid for the start of a race then you could be sure that there would be a pile-up at the first corner. His enthusiasm so often got the better of him and he made fundamental mistakes that other drivers were finding it hard to forgive. However, this season he has driven extremely well and is maturing into a very good driver. When Ralf entered Formula 1 with the Jordan ..." Read review
12.07.2001

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Community Level 2mouse1

mouse1

Ralf will shine

Advantagesgreat driver in a good team

Disadvantagesmontoya will challenge him all the way

"...my view the emergence of Ralf Schumacher as one of the dominant forces in Formula 1. He already has vast experience, driving for Williams and Jordan previously, and his ability is second to none. However, coupled now with a more reliable Williams car with a powerful BMW engine, i can foresee that Ralf will certainly challenge this season. Perhaps he may not dominate as the McLarens and Ferraris are a little too strong for Williams, but he will certainly ..." Read review
07.02.2001

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