Lewis Hamilton won his sixth F1 drivers’ championship at Austin this season.
Count Michael Schumacher’s brother Ralf among those who believe Lewis Hamilton is a good bet to beat all of Michael Schumacher’s major Formula 1 records.
In Austin, Texas, Mercedes’ Hamilton put the lid on his sixth F1 drivers’ title. Only Schumacher, with seven World Championships, won more. Other Schumacher records within Hamilton’s reach include career wins (Schumacher had 91, Hamilton has 83), total race starts (Schumacher had 308, Hamilton 248) and total podiums (Schumacher had 155, Hamilton 150).
“Both of them achieved something incredible,” Schumacher told German media outlet Auto Bild. “I think Lewis can break Michael’s records now.”
Schumacher says Hamilton has the best car on the grid, but he insists there is more to his success than that.
“He always gets the maximum from the opportunities,” he said. “Everything fits together with him. He has the experience, he has a crazy natural talent, he knows when to attack and when to sit back, and he feels extremely comfortable in his team. He knows he is the absolute No. 1.
“That creates trust and is very good for a driver. He probably doesn’t make many mistakes because of that.”
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