Honda F1 website

MARCH 23, 2004

Ralf-Toyota deal: as good as done

Despite rumours to the contrary, we understand that Ralf Schumacher's deal with Toyota is as good as done and the German will be with the team earning a very decent salary for a long period of time. This is a deal which makes sense for Ralf because leaving a top team like Williams (which does not want to pay him what he wants) to join a developing team such as Toyota means must mean a decent salary for a long period of time. That way he can benefit from the machinery as the team improves. Ralf is a good choice for Toyota as he has experience as a race winner and has a high enough profile to give the team some more publicity as and when results improve.