CHECKOUT: Michael Schumacher’s Birthday Triggers Another Violent Lewis Hamilton Debate on Twitter

Published 01/03/2022, 9:19 AM EST
MONTE CARLO, MONACO – MAY 23: Lewis Hamilton (R) of Great Britain and McLaren listens as Michael Schumacher (L) of Germany and Mercedes GP talks at the drivers press conference during previews to the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix at the Monte Carlo Circuit on May 23, 2012 in Monte Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)


It’s January 3 and the legendary Michael Schumacher turns 53 today. His illustrious career had 306 Grand Prix starts, 91 wins, 155 podiums, 1566 career points, and a record-breaking 7 world championships. The German entered the scene during the 1991 Belgian Grand Prix, on a grid dominated by stalwarts like Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna, and Nelson Piquet.

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His first championship win came in the 1994 season with Benetton followed by his second the following year. However, the peak of his powers came during the early 2000s where the man in Ferrari clinched five back-to-back titles.

Although Schumacher hasn’t been in the limelight for a while now after his nearly fatal skiing accident in 2013, wishes are pouring in from his fans across the globe. With Lewis Hamilton’s birthday also around the corner, debate for the ‘greatest of all time’ has spurred, quite expectedly.

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MANAMA, BAHRAIN – APRIL 04: Motorsport / Formel 1: GP von Bahrain 2004, Manama; Michael SCHUMACHER (GER) / Ferrari, gewinnt den Grand Prix 04.04.04. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Michael Schumacher vs Lewis Hamilton

Schumacher and Hamilton are surely two of the greatest ever to sit in an F1 car. The two of them share 14 WDC between them. Hamilton made his debut after Schumacher’s first retirement. However, he raced against him in his second stint with Mercedes. Notably, Hamilton replaced Schumacher at Mercedes, and the rest, as they say, is history. Hamilton later surpassed Schumacher’s every major record except one.

On the occasion of Schumi’s birthday, Twitter users are back with their opinions on the GOAT debate again. Let’s take a look at some of these tweets.

 

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The F1 community has flooded the social media platforms with wishes for the sporting great. His brilliance on the track inspired a generation to take up the sport and his achievements will never fade away. Fans are praying for his better health with a Twitter trend #KeepFightingMichael.

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The Schumacher-Hamilton debate will surely continue in the times ahead but that will certainly not undermine the achievements of the two greats. In the upcoming 2022 season, Lewis Hamilton will surely give it all to become the greatest F1 driver ever, atleast statistically. Tell us your thoughts on this debate.

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Rituraj Tripathi

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Rituraj Tripathi is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. A true lover of speed, he is big fan of Lewis Hamilton and finds a future world champion in Lando Norris. Rituraj eagerly looks forward to the paddock moving to the Circuit de Monaco, and he finds Portier corner as the most exciting part of the track.

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