Lewis Hamilton or Michael Schumacher? Eddie Jordan Picks the Greatest F1 Driver of All-Time

Published 05/16/2021, 3:57 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 arguably one of the greatest drivers in Formula One history. With seven world titles, it’s hard to ignore his credentials to be called the “Greatest of All Time” in F1.

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The Briton consistently draws comparisons with F1 legend Michael Schumacher, having equaled his world championships last season. The debate between the two seems to have no end, with both drivers having convincing arguments to be termed the best. A former team boss gave his two cents on which of the two drivers is the best.

For me, it’s Lewis Hamilton: Eddie Jordan

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Eddie Jordan founded the Jordan Grand Prix team in 1991, which functioned till 2005. His team gave the legendary Michael Schumacher his debut in F1, before he moved to Benetton.

Recently, the 73-year-old gave his verdict on who he considers the best between Hamilton and Schumacher. Surprisingly, though, the founder of Jordan Grand Prix believes Hamilton wins the argument for him.

MONTMELO, SPAIN – MAY 11: Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP speaks to Eddie Jordan on the podium after the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya in Montmelo, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

The Irishman said“Both are unique, so it makes me almost schizophrenic to have to choose a winner, but I’m going for Hamilton.”

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Jordan points out issues during Schumacher’s title wins

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Eddie Jordan pointed out key issues that cropped up during Schumacher’s reign, which, he believes, helped in his decision between the two drivers.

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – APRIL 04: Former Ferrari Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher of Germany is seen on the Ferrari pitwall before qualifying for the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix at the Sepang Circuit on April 4, 2009 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

He said, “I still remember how much Michael suffered when Benetton was accused of using a banned traction control system in 1994. And his time at Ferrari didn’t go entirely without someone pointing the finger at the team either.”

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With Hamilton leading the championship this season, he has every chance of bettering the German’s tally. However, Red Bull, and Max Verstappen are ready to push the Briton all the way to the end in 2021.

Can an eighth world title end the debate once and for all?

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Sanket Nair

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Sanket Nair is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. A Sports Management student, he is a huge fan of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo and hopes to see Red Bull break Mercedes' dominance and win the World Championship soon. Sanket has been hooked to the sport ever since he watched the battle for the 2010 World Championship go down to the wire at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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