Since Lewis Hamilton lifted the trophy at Istanbul Park, the press went bonkers. The Briton sure made history at Turkey last Sunday. Despite that fact, all the shimmer and glimmer looks overwhelming.
Lewis Hamilton started his F1 career with a lot of critics behind him. People often spat hatred at him and he faced severe backlash along with Mercedes. However, he never gave up and carried that load all the way uphill to the peak.
Presently, on the Chequered Flag this week, they presented Felipe Massa with an interesting question. There have been several speculations about Schumacher’s reaction to Lewis breaking his all time record. Even Felipe Massa had one.
“I think for all of the drivers; the time is changing. Your time has passed. So I think he [Michael Schumacher] will be happy. Now definitely the record is not mine [Michael’s] anymore, but it is for somebody who really deserves it. Somebody who really proved he can have the records.” expressed the former Ferrari driver
Records are meant to be broken. However, it is in the healthy spirit of the sport that everyone maintains the sports person spirit around it. As a matter of fact, it should be a proud day for the sport. We are sure Schumacher loved the sport more than the records.
Lewis Hamilton has worked hard for it. If his racing does not satisfy you, his numbers surely will. Although pundits evade cross era comparisons, Lewis is one of the greats undoubtedly.
Michael Schumacher has had his days of glory. We feel sitting back he might have felt proud to see how far he has taken motorsport into the world. The transition in the sport he brought with his advent into this world still feeds and lives of it.
“I think maybe even sometimes say Oh, that driver beat me. I think he will be okay and will be happy, and then I think he really will appreciate what’s happening.” remarked the F1 board member.
Michael Schumacher does not really have reason to be upset. Records are meant to be broken. It is a sign that the sport has reached far wide and bettered itself. That is no legible reason to frown. On the contrary, that should fill up the heart with warmth.
“This is the life, this is the sport. After when you finish your career, you really look at it in a different way. So I think he will be happy.” concluded Massa.
Lewis Hamilton will go further set new records. However that does not mean the sport will ever forget the glorious years of Michael Schumacher. F1 does not deal with its rich history and that is what makes the sport phenomenal. Names such as Senna, Lauda, Prost were great back then and remain as mammoths in the sport till date.