Michael Schumacher’s son Mick claims the prospect of Lewis Hamilton equalling the Ferrari great’s all-time document of 91 wins has presented him anything to intention for when he gets to Formulation Just one.
Hamilton, who replaced Schumacher senior at Mercedes in 2013, can consider his 91st victory in Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix in Sochi — a race he has won four periods formerly.
“Just one sentence my dad normally utilized to say was, ‘Records are there to be damaged.’ It truly is everybody’s intention in this sport to do that,” Formulation Two championship chief Mick stated on Friday.
“I think Lewis experienced a incredibly, incredibly good run. He experienced a incredibly consecutive and favourable run.
“It truly is good for the sport. … the future intention would be then I guess for me, if I do make the phase (up), to crack that again,” included the 21-calendar year-outdated.
7-time world winner Michael Schumacher took his past acquire with Ferrari in China in 2006. He has not appeared in general public considering the fact that he experienced extreme head accidents in a 2013 snowboarding accident.
Hamilton is on study course for a seventh crown and is established to replace the German as the most productive F1 driver of all time. The Briton previously has far more pole positions, podiums and factors finishes.
Hamilton stated he prized the helmet he exchanged with Schumacher in Abu Dhabi in 2012 and felt ‘pure admiration’ for a man he to start with fulfilled as a youngster at the German’s kart keep track of in Kerpen.
Questioned regardless of whether he could possibly drop a tear as Schumacher did when he matched the late Brazilian triple winner Ayrton Senna’s forty one wins in 2000, Hamilton stated he remembered that but was not centered on the quantities.
“I are not able to notify you how I am heading to feel, or what it is heading to necessarily mean, or if it really is heading to necessarily mean something,” stated the Briton, an energetic campaigner for racial equality and justice.
“There is other and even bigger concerns happening in the world.”
Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, for whom compatriot Schumacher was a boyhood idol and who has 53 career wins, stated he would have blended thoughts.
“On 1 hand, I will be sad simply because Michael is nevertheless my hero,” stated the four-time world winner. “On the other hand, I will be incredibly pleased for Lewis.
“I think he justifies all the achievements he has experienced in the past yrs, and he is heading to have in this calendar year … and the future yrs.”