Ralf Schumacher’s DTM switch isn’t going well (DTM)

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Six races into his first DTM season and six-times F1 Grand Prix winner Ralf Schumacher is struggling to make an impression:

RoundQualifyingRace
Hockenheim1514
Oschersleben1310
Mugello13DNF
Lausitzring1313
Norisring1116
Zandvoort1912

He’s only made one appearance in the top ten in qualifying or the race all year.

Yes, he’s in a year-old Mercedes but he’s not the only one. At Zandvoort last weekend he qualified last and 0.8s slower than Gary Paffett who had the same equipment.

Perhaps it’s too soon to judge how the younger Schumacher is doing in the DTM.

But you expect a certain level of performance from a multiple Grand Prix winner and being stuck at the back of the field in a touring car race isn’t it. What’s going wrong for him?

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Keith Collantine
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