Ralf Schumacher, six-time Formula 1 racer winner, will be at Jack’s Racing Day at TT Circuit Assen Saturday 7 and Sunday 8, August. He will demonstrate his Toyota F1 vehicle, which is equipped with an original V10 motor.
The now 46-year-old German and younger brother of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher will be reunited on the Drenthe circuit with the car of the Toyota factory team with which he was active in the FIA Formula 1 world championship from 2005 to 2007. The car’s original V10 engine is more powerful than the previous version, and it produces more than 900 horsepower.
Ralf Schumacher participated in 182 Formula 1 races with the teams of Williams, Toyota, Jordan and Williams. He was on the podium 27-times, including three times for Panasonic Toyota Racing. In 2007, he retired from Formula 1 after a career with the Toyota factory team. Ralf remains involved in Formula 1 today as an expert and commentator for Sky Sports. David Schumacher, his 19-year-old brother, is also active in Formula 3 following the example of Mick Schumacher.
Ralf has never been there to Assen but Michael, his brother has secretly ridden a Superbike there. “I only know Assen from television and of course from the stories of other drivers and fans. While I can admit that I had some Dutch fans during my Formula 1 career, they were not as numerous as my brother Michael.
Toyota’s works team was able to have its best season in Formula 1 in 2005, with Jarno Trulli (TF105) and Ralf Schmacher (TF105). Toyota Motorsport was based in Cologne, Germany. It was the only team to produce both the chassis and the engine in-house. Both cars are being brought to Assen by FNT (Fuchs Neue Technologie), who have completely rebuilt them. Harald Fuchs, the owner, is very careful as many of the original parts are no more available. The TF105 Formula 1 car is unique and can be seen on a track that features the original V10 engine of more than 900 hp.