Lewis Hamilton not as Good as Michael Schumacher in understanding ‘Team Dynamics’: Jock Clear

Published 06/11/2021, 9:46 AM EDT
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)


Lewis Hamilton is the greatest F1 driver of all time from a statistical point of view. But Ferrari driver coach Jock Clear picks Michael Schumacher over Lewis Hamilton as the better driver in F1.

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Clear is currently coaching Micheal’s son Mick Schumacher. Mick is in his rookie formula one season and Clear is helping him on the technical side. He’s also worked alongside Hamilton during a stint in 2013-14. In a recent interview, he answered questions about his job and why Lewis struggles in team dynamics as compared to Micheal.

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Lewis didn’t understand team dynamics that much naturally – Clear

Speaking to SportsBild, Jock Clear explained the differences between Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher. And he also explained why he would pick Micheal over Lewis in terms of team building.

Formula One F1 – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan – June 6, 2021, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in action during the race REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

Michael (Schumacher) Was exceptionally good at working with the team. He knew how to motivate people. Motorsport can seem like a lonely sport because only one person is in the car. But it’s actually a team sport.” said Clear of Micheal’s amazing team-building skills. (Quotes translated from German using Google)

When asked about working with Lewis Hamilton, “Lewis was less of a natural in that regard. In the way he controls the car, he was perhaps even more natural, perhaps better than Michael. But Lewis didn’t understand team dynamics that much naturally. But he learns very quickly.”

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Can Lewis Hamilton eclipse Michael Schumacher as the GOAT?

Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher, are two of the most successful drivers in F1 history. They have both won 7 world championships in Formula1. But Lewis has a chance to eclipse Schumacher’s this season to become the most successful driver of all time.

If he wins his eighth drivers’ championship, he will cement himself as the Greatest F1 Driver of All Time. Hamilton has already surpassed Schumacher’s record of most wins and most podiums in 2020.

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Will Hamilton pass Schumacher to become the greatest of all time? What do you think? Comment below to let us know.

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