Indy win is Ralf's goal

Indy win is Ralf's goal

Despite still having headaches after his crash in testing at Monza, Ralf Schumacher is certain he will race at Indianapolis and said his goal is to win. Schumacher can no longer take the title but he's not going to let that get in the way of...

Despite still having headaches after his crash in testing at Monza, Ralf Schumacher is certain he will race at Indianapolis and said his goal is to win. Schumacher can no longer take the title but he's not going to let that get in the way of wanting victory in America, although obviously he will have to be cleared to race beforehand.

Ralf Schumacher.
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"I am still not fully recovered," he said, according to Gazzetta dello Sport. "I still have headaches but that's normal. For sure I will be at Indianapolis and my goal will be to win the race."

Schumacher won't let teammate Juan Pablo Montoya's title hopes deter him from going for victory either, but the German thinks Montoya is quite capable of winning the championship. "Montoya is a very good driver and he can win the title," he commented.

"If he didn't make a small mistake in qualifying at Monza, he could have started from pole position and starting from there, I am not sure if Michael would have won. We have an excellent car and I can tell you that if Montoya becomes world champion, I will be happy for him. Of course, if Michael loses, I will be a little bit disappointed for him."

Williams is yet to confirm its driver line up for 2004 but both Schumacher and Montoya are contracted to the end of next year. Ralf is confident of continuing with the team to 2006 and talks are ongoing: "I think we can presume that there will be an extension but there are some points to be discussed," he said recently.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Juan Pablo Montoya
Teams Williams