Ralf Schumacher

Ralf Schumacher outlines Max Verstappen’s ‘pressure’ advantage over Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton has more pressure on him than Max Verstappen heading into the final two races of the season, according to F1 driver Ralf Schumacher.Verstappen, 24, leads Hamilton, 36, by eight points heading into the final two races of the season in Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi.Hamilton has closed the gap with victories in Brazil and Qatar as he looks to surpass Michael Schumacher’s record by winning an eighth drivers’ championship.But Haas driver Ralf Schumacher, the son of Michael, believes Hamilton’s seniority - being 12 years older than title rival Verstappen - means this is a more important championship for...
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Mercedes are too fast to cheat, says Ralf Schumacher, as Lewis Hamilton chases F1 world title

Ralf Schumacher has poured doubt over suspicions Mercedes are bending the rules to win the Formula 1 world championship, saying they are fast enough not to cheat.Questions have been asked of Mercedes in recent weeks as Lewis Hamilton was hit with grid-place penalties, first for yet another engine change and then over the specification of his rear wing.Hamilton won the Qatar Grand Prix to cut his deficit to Max Verstappen to eight points at the top of the drivers’ championship, with two races to go.“We have seen again here [in Qatar] that Mercedes is fast enough and does not have...

Aston Martin are ‘embarrassing’ themselves, insists Ralf Schumacher after Sebastian Vettel struggles

Ralf Schumacher has accused Aston Martin of “embarrassing” themselves in Formula 1 this season.After changes to the aerodynamic regulations, Aston Martin have been among the hardest hit teams.Stuck in seventh in the Constructors’ standings, Sebastian Vettel was disqualified from the Hungarian Grand Prix due to a fuel sample issue.And there were more woes for Vettel, who is currently 12th in the Drivers’ standings, at the recent Turkish Grand Prix. His risky tactic to try slick tyres backfired spectacularly, costing the four-time world champion any chance of finishing in the points. While teammate Lance Stroll, who is 13th in the Drivers’...

Lewis Hamilton ‘nervous’ about Max Verstappen, Ralf Schumacher claims

Max Verstappen’s incredible drive at the Russian Grand Prix has made Lewis Hamilton “nervous”, according to former Formula 1 driver Ralf Schumacher.Verstappen started at the back of the grid in Sochi but drove arguably the race of his career to end on the podium. It means he remains in touching distance of title rival Hamilton who is only two points ahead of him with six races to go.“Both are driving at an incredibly high level,” Schumacher said per “I think Max Verstappen has taken an incredible step. He is driving much more intelligently. He still takes risks, but not...