Twitter Blows Up as Ferrari’s Michael Schumacher Post Triggers Lewis Hamilton Debate

Published 08/26/2021, 2:37 AM EDT
MONTE CARLO, MONACO – MAY 23: Lewis Hamilton (R) of Great Britain and McLaren listens as Michael Schumacher (L) of Germany and Mercedes GP talks at the drivers press conference during previews to the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix at the Monte Carlo Circuit on May 23, 2012 in Monte Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)


Earlier this year, the Silverstone incident caused a massive stir between the fans of Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen. However, the summer break has pretty much quietened the social media clashes, with the entire fandom glued together again, awaiting the arrival of the Belgian GP.

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Amidst the cooldown phase, Ferrari may have stirred up another social media feud between two different groups of fans. The Scuderia outfit recently tweeted an extraordinary fact about the racing legend, Michael Schumacher.

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Ferrari pointed out that, with August 25, 2021, it had been 30 years since the German stepped his foot into the world of F1. But, that wasn’t what caused the social media war. Instead, it’s how they described Schumacher, which potentially triggered a lot of Hamilton fans.

Ferrari claimed Schumacher to be the most successful driver in the history of Formula 1. And a lot of Hamilton admirers were absolutely unhappy with it. Many even started bringing up statistics of Hamilton and compared them with that of Schumacher in a bid to prove Ferrari’s statement wrong.

How a lot of Hamilton fans reacted to the Tweet

Is Lewis Hamilton really the GOAT?

One may point out the fact that both Hamilton and Schumacher competed in an entirely different racing era. Hence, it is almost unfair to compare the duo, considering the circumstances were quite different. However, if one does yearn to know the answer, it’s definitely Hamilton.

Of course, Hamilton has driven with what is probably one of the most dominant F1 cars of the hybrid era. Nevertheless, he utilized the advantage to a feasible extent and has gained massive returns. Three of the major factors to compare the duo are the championship titles, race wins, and pole positions.

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While Hamilton and Schumacher are tied with 7 world championship titles, the other factors have seen the Briton leading the table by a huge margin.

FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates after winning the race and the world championship Pool via REUTERS/Clive Mason/Pool/File Photo

Hamilton already owns 99 race wins to his name and a total of 101 pole positions. Meanwhile, Schumacher has earned 91 race wins and 68 pole positions. Hence, when compared through stats, Hamilton does stand out against Schumacher.

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But, again, it would be highly unfair to do so. Instead, the best possible way to describe the duo would be the fact that Schumacher and Hamilton are the most successful F1 drivers of their own era.

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Rohit Kumar

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Rohit Kumar is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been an ardent follower of the racing series since 2007, with his love for the sport coinciding with his love for Kimi Raikkonen. He is also an ardent follower of Sebastian Vettel and Aston Martin Racing.

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