F1: I love it too much to quit - Ralf

Ralf Schumacher believes his decade in Formula One has proven more of a challenge compared to the success story of brother Michael.

Ralf Schumacher believes his decade in Formula One has proven more of a challenge compared to the success story of brother Michael.

Their careers could not be more starkly contrasting, with Michael a winner of seven world drivers' titles and 91 grands prix, while Ralf has managed just six race victories, with his last more than three years ago.

But, after 16 years in the sport, this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos is Michael's final race before retirement.

As yet, 31-year-old Ralf has no plans to follow in the footsteps of 37-year-old Michael as he would love nothing more than to win a championship of his own first.

However, he knows he has not had the kind of cars Michael has been fortunate enough to drive, with six years at Williams sandwiching his first two with Jordan and his latter two with Toyota.

While there is no doubt Michael's talent has been instrumental in his glorious reign, he has of course been aided by the cars at his disposal, initially Benetton with whom he won titles in 1994 and 1995, before his five in a row with Ferrari from 2000.

"If you are in a fortunate position, like Michael has been and like Fernando Alonso is now, of being in a strong car for a couple of years, it's a great thing," said Ralf.

"At the moment I've won a few races, but of course my main target is to win a title. That's what I'm pushing for.

"For anybody, before they leave Formula One, the perfect thing is to win at least one title.

"That's not my main driving force, or what gets me out of bed in a morning, it's the pure pleasure of what I'm doing, although it's easy for a driver who is always winning to motivate himself.

"The best years I've had was when we (Williams) were going for podiums and victories. It stirs up your interest and will.

"When you don't win, that's when you have to be patient, to answer all the questions like if, why and when. That's far more of a challenge.

"Of course I would love to win a title, but even if I don't I will still look back knowing I've enjoyed my time in Formula One.

"All of us are very fortunate to be in this job, and I simply love what I'm doing."

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