Lewis Hamilton the Greatest F1 Driver of “His” Time : Schumacher

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Lewis Hamilton is on course to take his 7th World Championship title this season. With this title, he will equal the ‘Greatest’ Michael Schumacher. However, a debate about Hamilton’s status as the G.O.A.T. still endures.

And Michael’s brother, Ralf Schumacher, is convinced that Lewis is indeed the greatest of ‘his’ time.

Formula One F1 – Tuscan Grand Prix – Mugello, Scarperia e San Piero, Italy Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates qualifying in pole position | REUTERS

Ralf also felt that it was not fair to compare the two considering both the drivers drove in two different eras. But still, he offered some clarity on who is better. “People keep asking me if Lewis Hamilton is the greatest racing driver of all time,” said Ralf.

“Now that he’s breaking many of my brother’s records. My opinion: He is definitely the greatest of ‘his’ time. Just like Michael was,” said the German.

“A comparison with my brother is difficult because many factors play a role. Of course, Lewis has a mega package in addition to his brilliant talent. It’s not like Michael back then,” he said.

Formula One F1 – Tuscan Grand Prix – Mugello, Scarperia e San Piero, Italy – September 13, 2020 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates after winning the race | Courtesy: Pool via REUTERS/Luca Bruno

“But what he does with it is still great. What I particularly like about him is that he gets a lot of compromises. That he doesn’t make mistakes. So it has to be said that he is by far the best driver in the field,” said Schumacher.

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Having already bagged six wins this season, Lewis leads his teammate by 55 points. The scenario of seeing him lift his 7th world championship title is looking more and more likely with each passing race.

Lewis is also looking to beat another one of Schumacher’s records. With 90 wins, Lewis is just one win away from leveling with Michael’s tally of the highest number of wins.

Lewis Hamilton beats Michael Schumacher in the number of podiums

Earlier this year, Lewis Hamilton crossed Michael Schumacher to become the highest podium scorer in Formula 1. Before the Spanish Grand Prix, he was level with Michael on the number of podiums at 156.

Lewis went on to win the Spanish Grand Prix and steered clear of Michael to etch his name down in the history books.

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