Ralf Schumacher is a man whose options to stay in Formula One appear to be very limited, despite the recent comments of his father Rolf Schumacher, who said that Ralf will be in Formula One next year, and the he has several options.
There have been a number of drivers linked to his Toyota F1 seat, and the latest one sees current GP2 racer Timo Glock taking over the seat fulltime next year. It is known that Glock has visited the Toyota F1 factory in the last few week.
Glock does have a BMW deal, but with Heidfeld and Kubica recently being signed to race next year, and with no announcement about the test and reserve driver for next year so far, it all points to a Glock exit from BMW. It is believed that he does have a clause in his BMW contract that would allow him to leave for a race seat elsewhere.
Even if it is not Glock that will be in the cockpit of the Toyota F1 car next year, there are signs that Ralf will not be returning, with team manager John Howett commenting at the Turkish Grand Prix that he is just one of the drivers under consideration for the ride next year.
Offering just a glimmer of hope for Schumacher over the weekend was the news that he had reportedly been offered 1/3 of his current salary to stay for one more year, but this could not be confirmed.