Schumi rules out Nascar
By Tarryn Le Chat
Seven times Formula One Champion, Ferrari’s Michael Schumaker declines to join the US stock car series, Nascar. Schumaker has been reported in France as saying he does not see the attraction of running around in ovals and driving a lower standard of performance racing cars, following the recent statement made by opposing Formula One Mclaren driver, Juan-Pablo Montoya who is moving to Nascar. Montoya stunned the world of Formula One at the weekend when he turned up in Chicago to announce he seeks to join oval racing, switching from Formula One to the US series in 2007 to drive a Dodge for Chip Ganassi’s team. Canada’s 1997 World Champion and BMW’s Sauber driver, Jacques Villeneuve, supports Montoya’s decision to switch to oval racing saying Montoya has previous racing experience in the States and that he made the move on his own and not because he was left without a drive. However, Schumaker has been dismissive and has yet to decide his future beyond this season.