Can’t Have an F1 GOAT Debate without Lewis Hamilton Claims Brundle

Published 01/04/2021, 7:57 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium after winning the race Pool via REUTERS/Bryn Lennon


F1 has seen many incredible drivers over the years. The likes of Michael Schumacher, Ayrton Senna, and Juan Manuel Fangio, among others, have frequently been called the best F1 drivers of all time. However, the success of Sir Lewis Hamilton in the modern era surely means that he too deserves to be mentioned with the very best of them.

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Former F1 driver turned commentator, Martin Brundle seems to echo the idea of the masses. Speaking on the Motor Sport Magazine podcast, Brundle said, “You cannot have a discussion about ‘greatest of all time’ without including Lewis Hamilton in it.”

The Mercedes superstar has created a dominion like no other. Over the last decade, Hamilton has been simply incredible.

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Formula One F1 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the race on the podium with the trophy Pool via REUTERS/Andrew Boyers

In the 2020 season, he broke Schumacher’s record for the most wins and equaled the record for the most number of titles. His brilliance on and off the track rightly got him knighted at the end of last year.

Brundle continued, “He is one of the greatest sportsmen of all time. He is certainly one of the greatest British sportsmen of all time. And he is nowhere near finished yet.”

Brundle showers praise on Lewis Hamilton

Brundle, while mentioning that for him Senna would be the greatest F1 driver, didn’t take off any of the sheen on what Hamilton has achieved.

FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates after winning the race and the world championship Pool via REUTERS/Clive Mason/Pool/File Photo

He said, “You can’t deny what Lewis has achieved and the way he has achieved it. He’s a clean driver, he’s fast. He ticks all the boxes in terms of what you’d want out of a racing driver.

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“And he’s 35, but he doesn’t act like he’s 35. You don’t see him fading in any way with his fitness, or his race craft or his bravery, or his eyesight. We are witnessing something really special.”

Indeed, we may soon see Hamilton achieve what no F1 driver has done before, an eighth world title. However, for the time being, all focus is on his contract status with Mercedes.

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Incredibly, Hamilton has yet to ink a new deal with the Silver Arrows. But one gets the feeling that it’s only a matter of time before the inevitable happens. Surely, by March 21, we’ll see Lewis in the cockpit of the Mercedes car.

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Ronan Carvalho

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Ronan Carvalho is senior F1 author for Essentiallysports. Ronan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from St. Xavier's College.

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