JUNE 18, 2001
Schumacher not targeting second successive win
RALF SCHUMACHER is not targeting a second win in a row as he heads into this weekend's European Grand Prix at the Nurburgring because he does not believe the circuit will suit his Williams car.
Schumacher took a comfortable and commanding victory at the last race in Canada as he out-paced his brother Michael's Ferrari, but he is not expecting a repeat success as he takes the family battle to home ground in Germany.
"It would be nice to have a similar success at home," said Schumacher. "But the Nurburgring will be more difficult for us than Montreal, so my realistic target is to collect as many points as possible.
"The circuit lacks character and there are no big challenges except the chicane if it is wet, but this is my home race and there is always a great atmosphere which makes it very special."
Team-mate Juan Pablo Montoya will be looking to forget his off-track battle with Jacques Villeneuve in Canada and has fond memories of the circuit on which he is about to bid for his second finish of the season.
"It was here in 1998 that I won the Formula 3000 championship, starting the race from pole and finishing third. I hope we have a good race, and I am looking forward to finishing a Grand Prix again."
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