Lewis Hamilton Reveals Heartwarming Reason He’s Proud of Mick Schumacher & Lando Norris

Published 10/29/2021, 8:15 AM EDT


There are several young drivers on the grid this season who have been immensely impressive this year. These youngsters will eventually become the face of the sport in near future, which includes McLaren’s Lando Norris and Haas’ Mick Schumacher.

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Lando Norris is arguably the standout driver on the grid this season. The young Brit has continuously scored for his team and is aiming for McLaren to finish ahead of Ferrari in the constructors’ championship. The 21-year-old came agonizingly close to winning his maiden race in F1 at the Russian Grand Prix. Unfortunately, the heavy rain at the closing stages hampered his entire race.

On the other hand, Mick Schumacher, the son of 7-time world champion, Michael Schumacher, is one of the most exciting future stars in Formula 1. Unfortunately, the young German has not had a significant chance to get noticed in his rookie season because of the uncompetitive car at his disposal. However, the 22-year-old has out-performed his rookie teammate, Nikita Mazepin, so far this season.

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Meanwhile, the reigning champion, Lewis Hamilton, is proud of the next-generation drivers including Mick Schumacher and Lando Norris.

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What did Lewis Hamilton say?

During an interview with Sky Sports F1, the seven-time world champion, Lewis Hamilton reveals he is “really” proud of the next-generation drivers.

“I’m speaking with Mick, who’s such a lovely lad, and he’s saying things like, ‘I don’t know everything, is there any way you can educate me?’ And same with Lando [Norris]. So I’m really proud of this next generation coming along, but we can still encourage them to be more invested and more understanding,” said Lewis Hamilton.

Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 26, 2021. Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton after winning the race with McLaren’s Lando Norris who finished P7 Pool via REUTERS/Yuri Kochetkov.

“When you’re young, all you’re thinking about is winning – you don’t have time for a lot of these other things. Well, you think you don’t, but you actually do. And that’s what we’ve got to get across,” concluded the Briton.

Hamilton to look for a comeback at the Mexican Grand Prix

Heading into the United States Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton was the favorite to win the race. The Circuit of The Americas is regarded as Lewis Hamilton’s track as he secured seven podiums from the last eight appearances.

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And despite taking the lead of the race on two occasions, the Briton lost it after a successful undercut strategy by Red Bull. Eventually, the Mercedes driver came home P2, just 1.333 seconds behind the race winner, Max Verstappen.

Formula One F1 – United States Grand Prix – Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, U.S. – October 24, 2021. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in action with Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during the race REUTERS/Mike Blake.

Lewis Hamilton will look for a comeback at the Hermano Rodriguez circuit. However, it will be a challenging task for the seven-time world champion as Red Bull usually performs well at the high-altitude circuits.

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Can Lewis Hamilton turn his fortune around at the Mexican Grand Prix? What do you think? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Pingaksh Sharma

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Pingaksh Sharma is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been following this sport since India hosted the Grand Prix in 2012 and has been an ardent supporter of the eventual race winner, Sebastian Vettel. He is also a fan of Max Verstappen and Red Bull, and hopes the former breaks Lewis Hamilton's dominance.

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