MAY 8, 2001
Austrian Grand Prix is now Ralf's "home" race
BMW-WILLIAMS driver Ralf Schumacher will bid to add to his points tally at the Austrian Grand Prix this weekend in a race he has labelled his new "home" event.
Schumacher recently moved to Austria with his new fiancee Cora Brinkmann and the German driver treats the country as his new homeland.
"At the A1-Ring I am going to have my first home race of the season," said Schumacher. "The track is not very demanding on drivers, but nevertheless racing here has always been quite exciting. I will do my best to get a good result for the team."
Schumacher's team-mate Juan Pablo Montoya has good memories of the A1-Ring circuit after doing well there in F3000 races in recent years.
Montoya said: "I am going to Austria in confident mood. I am looking to going to Austria because I have good memories of the A1-Ring.
"I have raced there twice in F3000 - winning in 97 and coming second in 98. We have definitely improved our entire package and we are looking forward to demonstrating that on this circuit."
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