Lewis Hamilton could set Michael Schumacher’s record, which he thought was unattainable for a long time, as early as this weekend, and his 91st race victory in Sochi could be won by a Mercedes driver. On this occasion, a TV crew will also pant in Hamilton’s neck to see if they can catch the big moment.
Sebastian Vettel looked up at Schumacher for many years as an idol and then a mentor, with mixed feelings about Hamilton catching up with his hero.
“For a long time, it seemed impossible to catch that record, and then Lewis got closer and closer to him. It’s only a matter of time and you’ll decide, and on the one hand I’ll be sad because Michael is still my hero, ”Vettel said in Sochi.
“On the other hand, I will be very happy for Lewis. He deserves the most from his successes in recent years and this year. And I don’t know if he will stay, but I’m guessing he will, so he’ll be deservedly successful in the years to come. I have mixed feelings. ” Vettel is in third place on the perpetual rankings with 53 race wins.
Hamilton, meanwhile, doesn’t really know what the record means to him. “I honestly don’t know what to say. I have to get my job done first, Valtteri himself said he was very fast on this track. We also have to pay attention to Red Bull, so I have to win first, ”Hamilton said.
“The record is likely to happen sometime. But I don’t know what it means to me, so much is happening in the world. Of course, it’s an honor. “