Sebastian Vettel Explains Why He Still Considers Michael Schumacher the GOAT of Formula One

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November 23, 2020 11:35 pm

Michael Schumacher set several records in his time inside F1 cockpits. Many thought that his records of the highest number of Grand Prix wins and championship titles would never get toppled by anyone. However, nothing is impossible in 2020, it seems.

Lewis Hamilton tackled the trying conditions at Turkey very well. Although Istanbul Park was dripping wet, Lewis held his car together and raced past the chequered line. He clinched his 7th title equaling Schumacher’s record, effectively shocking several pundits of the game.

Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel during a press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS

Sebastian Vettel has been an ardent fan of Schumacher and he feels that even now, Michael shines differently than everyone else. He, in no way, questions how Hamilton revolutionized the motorsports world; however, he feels Michael Schumacher is better.

I still say that Michael is the best of all time for me. When it came down to it, he unlocked a kind of extra level. I have never felt this fascination, this talent in anyone else,” remarked the Ferrari No.5.

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Michael Schumacher might have had a hard time in Fangio’s time, says Vettel

Sebastian Vettel is a 4-time World Champion himself. Having successfully established himself as a legend in the sport, he was the perfect person to answer the question. Although he did not explain the subject, his opinion was understood.

Yet, even after stating that, he was cautious about cross era comparison. Sebastian Vettel is a humble person himself. Having been around the F1 circus for almost a decade now, he knows the worth of being the greatest. He hoped not to offend anyone with his verdict.

SAKIR, BAHRAIN – MARCH 11: Michael Schumacher of Germany and Mercedes GP attends the drivers official portrait session during previews to the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit on March 11, 2010 in Sakir, Bahrain. (Photo by Vladimir Ryś/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Actually, it is presumptuous to name the best of all time. It is impossible to compare a Fangio with a Senna. Or maybe Schumacher would have had a hard time in the 50s and Fangio would not have come in 2000,” explained Vettel.

Sebastian Vettel found his mojo back in Turkey. The only racer who could steal the limelight from Lewis back a Turkey was the German in Ferrari No.5. He was subject to a lot of criticism for his failing career with Prancing Stallion. Yet, he did not give up hope and he finally tasted some success in an otherwise dismal 2020 outing.

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