When asked about Michael's success and how the two compared, Ralf had nothing but positivity towards him:
“Yes, one has to live in reality, he told Formel 1. 'There's a reason he's a seven-time world champion and I'm not. Then, one can say, yes, in Formula 1, you need the car. I might also say, I perhaps had one for a short time and there was a bit of bad luck involved during that time.
“Michael especially understood how to be in the right place at the right time and due to his success, he also had the opportunity to make decisions about who was around him, who led the team.
That was his strength at Ferrari, having the right people alongside him, along with Jean Todt and Ross Brawn, to turn Ferrari into a success story that hasn't been replicated in the same way til this day.”
Ralf’s early career was plagued by unfortunate consecutive retirements which made it hard for him to make a name for himself while he was at Jordan.
He picked up a total of six wins throughout his career, making himself and Michael the only pair of brothers to both have won a Grand Prix in F1’s history.
Although throughout the years the media have enjoyed to insinuate Ralf’s bitterness and jealousy of Michael, he speaks very proudly of his brother throughout the interview and remarks his hard work that certainly paid off:
“Fundamentally, such things are earned in life, and that’s what Michael did.”
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