Stuttgart, 23rd March 2010 – Ralf Schumacher (34) will start with the AMG Mercedes C-Class again in the 2010 DTM. The season’s debut race will be at Hockenheim on 25th April 2010.

Ralf Schumacher began his DTM career at Hockenheim on 13th April 2008. Soon, he became one of the most popular drivers of the championship for the fans and the media. Following a “learning year” in 2008 with a car of the previous year of team Mücke Motorsport, Ralf Schumacher changed to HWA for the last season and he will race for this team again in 2010.
Ralf Schumacher had concluded his Formula 1 career after 11 years and 180 grands prix at the end of the 2007 season. He won six grands prix and – with BMW Williams – finished both the 2001 and 2002 Drivers„ World Championships in fourth place.
Ralf Schumacher:
“It‟s great fun to race in the DTM; one of the most important reasons for this is the perfect cooperation with Mercedes-Benz and the HWA team. Therefore, I look forward to a third year in this fantastic cham-pionship.”
“At Mercedes-Benz and my team, I have the opportunity to practise motor racing at the best profes-sional level.”
“In 2010, the fans will experience a so far unique combination – my brother Michael in Formula 1 and me in the DTM, and both we will race for Mercedes-Benz – this will be an exciting motor sport season.”
Norbert Haug, Vice President Mercedes-Benz Motorsport:
“We all look very much forward to Ralf being a member of our DTM driver line-up again in 2010 and that he will enter his third season together with us.”
“Soon, Ralf became one of the favourites of the spectators of the series and I am sure that in 2010, after the necessary „learning time„ everybody needs in the DTM, he will further improve in sporting terms.“
Ralf Schumacher
Born: 30th June 1975 in Hürth (Germany)
Marital status: Married to Cora; son David
Residence: Salzburg (Austria)
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 76 kg
Hobbies: Karting, backgammon, sports
Internet: www.ralf-schumacher.de
DTM career (prior to the 2010 season)
First DTM race: 13th April 2008, Hockenheim, 14th place
Statistics: total 2009
Starts: 21 10
Points: 12 9
Wins: – –
Pole Positions: – –
Fastest race laps: – –
Motor sport career
1991 Kart, German Junior Championship: 1st place
Kart Gold Cup: 1st place
North Rhine-Westphalia Kart Cup: 1st place
1992 Kart, German Championship: 2nd place
1993 ADAC Formula Junior: 2nd place
1994 Formula 3, German Championship: 3rd place
1995 Formula 3, German Championship: 2nd place
Formula 3, Grand Prix in Macau: 1st place
1996 Formula Nippon, Japan: 1st place
Japanese GT Championship: 2nd place
First F1 test with McLaren Mercedes
1997 Formula 1 World Championship, Jordan Peugeot: 11th place/13 points
1998 Formula 1 World Championship, Jordan Mugen Honda: 10th place/14 points
1999 Formula 1 World Championship, Williams Supertec: 6th place/35 points
2000 Formula 1 World Championship, Williams BMW: 5th place/24 points
2001 Formula 1 World Championship, Williams BMW: 4th place/49 points
winner in Imola (San Marino GP), Canada and Germany
2002 Formula 1 World Championship, Williams BMW: 4th place/42 points
winner in Malaysia
2003 Formula 1 World Championship, Williams BMW: 5th place/58 points
winner at the Nürburgring (European GP) and in France
2004 Formula 1 World Championship, Williams BMW: 9th place/24 points
2005 Formula 1 World Championship, Toyota: 6th place/45 points
2006 Formula 1 World Championship, Toyota: 10th place/20 points
2007 Formula 1 World Championship, Toyota: 16th place/5 points
2008 DTM, 2007 Trilux AMG Mercedes C-Class, Mücke Motorsport 14th place/3 points
2009 DTM, Trilux 2009 AMG Mercedes C-Class, HWA 11th place/9 points
2010 DTM, 2009 AMG Mercedes C-Class, HWA

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