Mar.10 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone has blamed Toyota for the demise of Ralf Schumacher's formula one career.
Schumacher, the 32-year-old German who has switched to DTM with Mercedes-Benz for 2008, ended his once promising grand prix stay with a disappointing final three years at the Japanese team.But F1 chief executive Ecclestone rejects the theory that the winner of six GPs left the scene because he was no longer fast enough."He has a lot of talent," the 77-year-old told Sport Bild, "but he was not consistent enough with his achievements."Should he have been with McLaren or Ferrari, he would still be in formula one, but he was with a team that was not good enough."In that situation it is very difficult for a guy like Ralf to do the right things," Bernie added.Ecclestone predicts that the doors to the F1 teams' motor homes will once again open up to Schumacher if he does a good job in DTM, Germany's premier touring car series."I can well imagine seeing Ralf in formula one again," the Briton said.