Here’s What Sebastian Vettel Told Lewis Hamilton After The Turkish GP

Published 11/16/2020, 3:05 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – November 15, 2020 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton is congratulated by Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel after winning the race and the world championship REUTERS/Murad Sezer


Sebastian Vettel was the very first driver to congratulate Lewis Hamilton on his emotional World Championship title win. Hamilton equaled Michael Schumacher’s record of 7 World Championships. Meanwhile, Vettel secured his first podium, in what has been a frustrating 2020 season for him so far.

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Vettel dominated Formula 1 with 4 back-to-back championships till 2013. Hamilton then ended Vettel’s domination. The Briton then began his era of domination and won 6 out of the last 7 championships.

Lewis Hamilton was very emotional after his win. The champion was in his car at the parc ferme as the German walked up and congratulated Hamilton.

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Vettel revealed what they talked about at that moment. He said, “I told him that it’s very special for us because we can witness history being made today.” 

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Sebastian Vettel was asked whether he considers Hamilton as the greatest champion of all time. He replied, “I think he is the greatest of our era for sure.

“I think it’s always difficult to compare, how can you possibly compare [Juan Manuel] Fangio, Stirling Moss to our generation? You can’t.

“Maybe we would be useless because we’d all be s***ing ourselves in those cars, maybe they would be useless in our cars because they’re way too fast, who knows?” Vettel further added.

Lewis Hamilton has now equaled Michael Schumacher’s tally of championship title wins. He broke Schumacher’s record of most race wins this season and also holds the record of most pole positions by anyone in the history of Formula 1.

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Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – November 15, 2020 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton is congratulated by Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel after winning the race and the world championship REUTERS/Clive Mason

He further explained, “To me, certainly emotionally, Michael [Schumacher] will always be the greatest driver. But there’s no doubt Lewis is the greatest in terms of what he has achieved.”

Lewis Hamilton had a tough challenge in front of him. Starting at P6 with treacherous weather, Hamilton was not expected to win the race.

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But he still pulled something out of the box and won the race by a margin of over half a minute. Hamilton conjured up a championship drive to win his 7th world title.

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Ayush Manjunath

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Ayush Manjunath is a Formula 1 author for EssentiallySports with more than 500 articles to his name. A Law graduate and a current Sports Management student, Ayush also has a certificate from UCLA on Sports, Media and Entertainment Management. He has an undying love for motorsports and lives to see Max Verstappen, George Russell, Charles Leclerc, and Lando Norris battle for the championship one day!

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