Ralf admires brother's achievements

Ralf Schumacher is weary of the comparison between himself and brother Michael but believes it's unavoidable when siblings compete in the same sport. Williams are a force to be reckoned with this season, already ahead of Ferrari and McLaren in the...

Ralf Schumacher is weary of the comparison between himself and brother Michael but believes it's unavoidable when siblings compete in the same sport. Williams are a force to be reckoned with this season, already ahead of Ferrari and McLaren in the Constructors' standings and Ralf is second in the Driver's behind Michael. Heading for the San Marino Grand Prix, the scene of Ralf's maiden victory last year, the brothers are favourites to do battle at the front of the field.

"For me personally, this topic was never particularly interesting," Ralf said on the subject of comparing him and Michael. "On the other hand, it apparently can't be avoided, when brothers want to be successful in the same sport. If I were really dogged enough to begrudge him of everything, then it would be a real duel."

"The question doesn't stand for me, because it isn't like this at all. I have to admire my brother. I think I still have to drive for a very long time in Formula 1 to reach his kind of achievement, but I have to say that my chances for a world title have never been greater than they are in this season, even if it's still very early to speculate about this."

Ferrari and McLaren have been somewhat unreliable so far this season; Rubens Barrichello has yet to finish a race while David Coulthard and Kimi Raikkonen have only managed eight points and a few engine failures between them. Williams have finished with five points scoring positions from Ralf and team mate Juan Pablo Montoya and are looking to be the main challengers for Schumacher Sr. and Ferrari's titles.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Juan Pablo Montoya
Teams Ferrari , McLaren , Williams