Michael Schumacher’s son Mick states the prospect of Lewis Hamilton equalling the Ferrari great’s all-time report of ninety one wins has specified him a thing to goal for when he receives to Formula One.
Hamilton, who changed Schumacher senior at Mercedes in 2013, can choose his 91st victory in Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix in Sochi — a race he has gained 4 periods earlier.
“One sentence my dad often employed to say was, ‘Records are there to be damaged.’ It’s everybody’s goal in this activity to do that,” Formula Two championship leader Mick said on Friday.
“I believe Lewis experienced a very, very very good run. He experienced a very consecutive and beneficial run.
“It’s very good for the activity. … the subsequent goal would be then I guess for me, if I do make the move (up), to crack that once again,” additional the 21-12 months-outdated.
Seven-time earth winner Michael Schumacher took his final get with Ferrari in China in 2006. He has not appeared in public given that he suffered critical head accidents in a 2013 snowboarding accident.
Hamilton is on study course for a seventh crown and is set to change the German as the most productive F1 driver of all time. The Briton previously has extra pole positions, podiums and factors finishes.
Hamilton said he prized the helmet he exchanged with Schumacher in Abu Dhabi in 2012 and felt ‘pure admiration’ for a male he first satisfied as a youngster at the German’s kart monitor in Kerpen.
Questioned regardless of whether he may possibly get rid of a tear as Schumacher did when he matched the late Brazilian triple winner Ayrton Senna’s 41 wins in 2000, Hamilton said he remembered that but was not focused on the figures.
“I are not able to explain to you how I am going to really feel, or what it is going to imply, or if it is going to imply something,” said the Briton, an active campaigner for racial equality and justice.
“There’s other and even larger problems going on in the earth.”
Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, for whom compatriot Schumacher was a boyhood idol and who has 53 career wins, said he would have mixed feelings.
“On one hand, I will be sad since Michael is even now my hero,” said the 4-time earth winner. “On the other hand, I will be very delighted for Lewis.
“I believe he justifies all the results he has experienced in the final years, and he is going to have in this 12 months … and the subsequent years.”