Lewis Hamilton has once again equalized a record by Michael Schumacher with his eighth victory at the Hungaroring, those of most wins on a race track.
And his hunt for more milestones continues cheerfully. Even former world champions do not doubt the seventh championship title for Hamilton.
There is no doubt about that,”Nigel Mansell finds in”The Gary Newbon Sports Show with Jewson”.”The Gary Newbon Sports Show And I don’t want to belittle Michael’s talent. With Ferrari alone, he has won three World Championships on the basis of reliability.”
In Formula One season 2020 Hamilton seems to be almost unstoppable, his Mercedes-Bolide dominates the season attack. Due to the stable rules experts assume that the British 2021 has good chances of breaking Schumacher’s record permanently –including with the eighth World Championship title.
Brawn: Never thought that Schumi records would fall
“Lewis, Bottas and the Mercedes team have delivered an exceptional job year after year”, Mansell praises the world champions. Hamilton had landed at the right place at the right time.” Lewis was lucky enough to take advantage of it.”
Mansell prophesied years ago that the 35-year-old would celebrate great successes with Mercedes.” It is fantastic what he has achieved.”With a winning rate of 34 percent Hamilton Schumacher has already overtaken, in absolute numbers he still lacks five triumphs.
The next record is already within reach: most podiums. Hamilton currently stops at 153 podiums after the Hungarian Grand Prix, Schumacher was able to go up the stairs 155 times. Only in the fastest racing rounds (48:77) and in the Hattricks (15:22) pole position, fastest race lap and victory the German is still clearly ahead.
Schumacher’s successes Formula One sports director Ross Brawn was able to experience firsthand. The British accompanied the Germans from Benetton to Ferrari, later working with Hamilton at Mercedes. I could never have imagined that anyone could even get close to Michael’s record,”he admits to the British”Sun”.
Sports Director: This distinguishes Hamilton
“I’ve seen Michael’s successes, so it’s just incredible that Lewis is so close, According to Brawn, several factors speak for this: Hamilton is on the right team and currently in top shape.
“He is driving unbelievably and what is really fascinating is that he is making a life change that seems so contrary to expectations, The British can still see some parallels between Hamilton and Schumacher: both are “very professional” and have dedicated themselves to their passion.
“But Lewis does not make mistakes.” This distinguishes the title defender from Brawn’s point of view. He’s also ruthless. He’s just the great talent of an entire generation. I am therefore convinced that he will break the record and set new standards.”
Because”Lewis is a machine. He has done it in his own way and has taken new paths. A great competitor and sportsman.”