Ralf looks to continue Silverstone run

Ralf Schumacher is looking forward to the British Grand Prix, a race that has been as lucky for him as it has been unlucky for McLaren's Mika Hakkinen in recent years

Ralf looks to continue Silverstone run

The WilliamsF1 driver is dubious about the new date for the race, in April as opposed to its more traditional July spot on the calendar. However, as long as the fans remain enthusiastic, Ralf is confident of an enjoyable race.

"As always, I am looking forward to the British Grand Prix. Every year, Silverstone has a great atmosphere because of the enthusiasm of British motorsport fans, particularly as there are so many of them," he said.

I'm not quite sure what will happen this year because of the April date. After all, it is not the best month in England because of the weather. But let's hope for the best. For the WilliamsF1 Team, the weather doesn't matter too much because the FW22 feels good in both wet and dry conditions. For me, Silverstone is one of the most exciting and demanding racetracks in the F1 calendar.

"The combination of high, medium and low speed corners makes it challenging to find a good set up. Copse and Becketts are high speed combinations where you require a well balanced aerodynamic set up. Each of these corners requires a smooth approach and maximum revs in an effort to take the speed onto the following straights. On the other hand, Silverstone also boasts several slow speed corners like Priory, Brooklands and Luffield, all which require good mechanical grip.

"My previous experiences at Silverstone have usually ended up with points. In 1998's wet race, I started from the back of the grid and finished the race in sixth place. Last year, I started eight on the grid and finished on the podium behind Coulthard and Irvine."

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