Lewis Hamilton Divides the F1 Community as Mercedes’ Claim Triggers GOAT Debate

Published 09/26/2021, 12:19 PM EDT
Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 26, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates with the trophy on the podium after winning the race REUTERS/Anton Vaganov


As Lewis Hamilton grabbed his hundredth win in Formula One, fans from all across the globe have accepted it as proof that he is the undeniable GOAT of F1. However, there are a few who think that Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher are better than the Mercedes driver.

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As the Silver Arrows posted a picture saying, “The Greatest to Ever Do It,” Twitter exploded with reactions siding with Senna and Schumacher labeling them as the greatest drivers in the sport.

Twitter sides with Senna and Schumacher, as Lewis Hamilton is labeled  the greatest

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The F1 community has always had high regard for Schumacher, Senna & Hamilton. However, when it comes to deciding who is the best out of them all, the community has and will always be divided.

Mercedes shared a post labeling their driver the greatest after achieving his milestone in the sport. People reacted with who they think is the best driver in the sport. However, even though many-sided with Schumacher and Senna, there were a few who stood for Lewis.

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Can Hamilton grab his eighth title this season?

After the eventful Russian Grand Prix, which saw the Brit clinch his 100th GP win, he also retook the lead in the championship; he has now acquired a 2-point lead over arch-rival, and title contender, Max Verstappen.

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With a few more races to go until the end of the season, Lewis is hoping to keep the Dutch driver at bay and come out on top this season, taking his eighth title and setting a record in the sport.

Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 26, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates with champagne on the podium after winning the race Pool via REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

However, the Brit is well aware the road to glory is going to be a difficult one, as extending his lead from the Red Bull prodigy will be challenging, Nevertheless, Hamilton is up to the task of putting a fight for the championship, and maybe just bring the greatest driver debate to an end.

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Who do you think will claim the title this season? Let us know in the comments below.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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