Ralf Schumacher will compete for Toyota for the final time this weekend in Brazil - and it looks likely to be his last appearance at the pinnacle of the sport.

Ralf, who made his debut in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship back in 1997 with Jordan, has struggled this season and more often than not has been shown up by his team-mate, Jarno Trulli.

Although he has remained tight-lipped on what he will be doing next year, rumours suggest he might be considering a switch to touring cars, with the DTM or WTCC both apparently possibilities.

Whatever happens though, the event at Interlagos this weekend will definitely mark the end of his three-year period with Toyota and while there have been some highs, including three podiums, there has also been a fair few lows, and he has been unable to replicate his race winning form from his Williams days.

"I am coming to the end of my time at Toyota after three seasons. It has been an enjoyable and interesting time in my career, even if I would like to have had better results," he stated.

"It has been a hard season for me and the team but I am really motivated to get a good result in Brazil so we can end on a high note."

Asked specifically about the event in the suburbs of Sao Paulo, Ralf added that he enjoys racing there, even if it is very demanding.

"For the drivers it is a challenge because of the bumps, but from a technical side it is interesting too as it is important to have mechanical grip in the tight infield, particularly from turn 8 to turn 11, but there is also a long flat-out section through the final corners and onto the main straight," he continued.

"We will work hard to find the best set-up to deal with this, as well as the bumps, when practice starts on Friday. After two troubled races in Japan and China, I hope we can bounce back in Brazil," he summed-up.

 

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