This year, Lewis Hamilton has every chance of surpassing the long-standing record set by Michael Schumacher. In the coming weekend, the Mercedes driver can win the Russian Grand Prix, which will be his 91st victory, and then in this indicator he will be equal to the seven-time world champion.
After the race in Sochi, seven more stages will remain until the end of the season, and it is likely that Lewis will win more than one victory, and in December in Abu Dhabi will celebrate his seventh title.
Ralf Schumacher is often asked the question whether it will then be possible to recognize Hamilton as the best driver in Formula 1 history?
“My opinion is that he is definitely the best racer of his time. Just as Michael remains the best for his era, – quotes the words of Ralph edition Speedweek. – However, making comparisons between Lewis and my brother is not easy, because there are many factors to consider.
Of course, not only is Hamilton a real talent, but he also drives a fantastic car. And Michael at one time was in a different position.
What I like most about Lewis is that he knows how to achieve the best possible results even in difficult situations and does not make mistakes. Therefore, we must admit that he is far superior to the other drivers in the championship. “
It is unclear whether Hamilton will remain at Mercedes in 2021, as he has yet to renew his contract with the team.
“I can only say the following: there are persistent rumors in the paddock that Mercedes wants to sell the team by the end of next year, and the uncertainty associated with the consequences of such a step hinders future-oriented decisions,” commented Ralf Schumacher. – Lewis is an important person, and, of course, he is very expensive for the team. He wants to sign a contract that would last longer than one year.
Uncertainty can certainly explain why the negotiations between him and the team have been dragging on for so long and are still not over. “