Ralf Schumacher says his current lacklustre driving for the Toyota team will not impede his hopes of securing a new contract beyond 2007.
The German, after struggling to adapt the TF107 to his driving style, has notably lagged behind teammate Jarno Trulli so far this year.
Trulli signed a new three year deal to stay at the Japanese squad last season, but Schumacher’s existing long term agreement runs out at the end of October.
“I am not too worried,” ‘RTL’ quoted Schumacher, 31, as saying, “because I think that I will move forward from the problems that I am having.
“Only then will I speak to the team (about 2008),” he added.