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JUNE 30, 2004

Ralf goes to the doctors

Ralf Schumacher yesterday visited a clinic in Bad-Nauheim near Frankfurt, where he saw doctors to see if they would give him the all-clear to race at the French Grand Prix. Ralf's manager Willi Weber told the Daily Telegraph newspaper in London that "we want to get Ralf 100 per cent fit this time" and reported that the doctors at Bad-Nauheim have confirmed the opinion of Ralf's own doctor that it is too early for him to return to F1 after his 190mph crash at Indianapolis 10 days ago. The BMW Williams team is due to make an announcement about a replacement, almost certainly Marc Gene, later today and it is anticipated that the Spanish driver will replace Ralf in both Magny-Cours and Silverstone.