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Sport Hamilton ahead of Schumacher record: Why he won't cry at the 91st

10:15  25 september  2020
10:15  25 september  2020 Source:   motorsport-total.com

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Lewis Hamilton is one win away from matching Michael Schumacher ’s all-time record 91 and the If they triumph again, it will also be a record for most successive wins by a team at the same grand The Finn needs something special since he is 55 points behind Hamilton after nine of 17 races with

Schumacher won his last of 91 victories in China in 2006. In 2007, Hamilton won his first GP in his debut season Mercedes are undefeated at the circuit in Sochi, and Hamilton has four wins there since its Speaking ahead of the race, Hamilton said he could not believe that he had come this far.

Lewis Hamilton steht kurz davor, Michael Schumachers Rekord einzustellen © Sutton Lewis Hamilton is about to set Michael Schumacher's record

As Michael Schumacher with his 41st Grand Prix victory in Monza 2000 in the all-time best list drew level with Formula 1 with his great idol Ayrton Senna, the Ferrari star burst into tears at the TV press conference that followed. Still today a legendary goosebumps scene that every serious Formula 1 fan has seen at least on YouTube.

If Lewis Hamilton celebrates his 91st Grand Prix victory on Sunday and draws level with Schumacher, such emotional scenes are unlikely to happen: "There are more important things in the world," the Mercedes superstar dismisses. "Of course it's an honor. But that doesn't really mean anything."

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Hamilton has been on course to match and surpass Schumacher 's 91 wins all season, while he also looks likely to equal the German's record of seven world titles. Ahead of this weekend's race, Hamilton posted about his sadness and frustration at the verdict in the Breonna Taylor case.

Following Lewis Hamilton 's sealing of his fifth world championship in the Mexican Grand Prix, the Autosport team assesses the claims of his old rival Nico Rosberg that he can now realistically target beating Michael Schumacher 's records of seven world titles and 91 grand prix wins .

Hamilton admits that he recently saw the Schumacher video from Monza again. "And I still remember it myself," he says. "I'm sure he didn't talk about his feelings afterwards, why it came to this moment. But of course there is a lot of emotion involved with us racing drivers, with so much love from the fans and so much pressure."

"I don't know why I am the way I am - but numbers are not what I focus on. For me it's a weekend like any other. I want to beat Valtteri and all the other drivers and I know how difficult it is that will. I don't even deal with anything else. Really, "assures the 35-year-old.

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At the same time he admits: "With the number of World Championship titles, it might be different. To win a World Championship is so far away at the beginning, it seems almost impossible. You are you are never sure whether you can really make it. And when you have won, you already have the next goal in mind. So it is very possible that I will realize such things much later. "

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Schumacher's situation 20 years ago was also different in that the German was repeatedly infected with Senna in his early years. In doing so, he felt inwardly deep admiration for his skills. And when Senna died in Imola in 1994, the whole world was looking forward to the generation duel for the world title - which never happened.

Schumacher does not have such a meaning in Hamilton's life. The Mercedes driver has no contact with the family, only sometimes with "Schumi's" son Mick, who will probably also drive Formula 1 in 2021. The first memory of Schumacher: "When he won Imola and Ayrton died." A race in which many accused the rising star of impiety.

Hamilton did not enter Formula 1 until 2007, the year after Schumacher's resignation. But it is an irony of fate that Schumacher's Mercedes contract was not renewed after the comeback at the end of 2012 because the team had the chance to get Hamilton. The seven-time world champion, it is said, would have liked to continue.

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He said he had not spoken with the FIA. Hamilton has led the call for change since the killing of George Floyd and his stance has encouraged other drivers to speak out and for F1 to adopt a strong A win would move the Briton level with Michael Schumacher ’s record of 91 grand prix victories.

Michael Schumacher (/ˈʃuːmɑːkər/; German: [ˈmɪçaːʔeːl ˈʃuːmaxɐ] (listen); born 3 January 1969) is a German retired racing driver who competed in Formula One for Jordan Grand Prix, Benetton, Ferrari

"I never really had a relationship with him," says Hamilton of Schumacher. "I met him for the first time on the kart track in Kerpen. Even back then, it was something special to drive on the same track as him as a child. I even spoke to him very briefly, but I don't know what about. It was a long time ago . "

Hamilton means the 2001 Kart World Championship on October 28, 2001, when the then four-time world champion made fun of competing with the stars of the future shortly after the end of the season. Marco Ardigo won the race ahead of another Italian, Sauro Cesetti. Schumacher was third. P7, 16.4 seconds behind: a 15-year-old boy named Lewis Hamilton.

In the list of results from back then, some names appear that are still known today. Nico Rosberg, for example, who lost the battle for the podium against Schumacher by 0.9 seconds, or Loic Duval (9th), a later Le Mans winner and endurance world champion. Giedo van der Garde (25th), Vitantonio Liuzzi (27th), Maximilian Götz (32nd) - all talents who later had a career.

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Hamilton's fondest memory of Schumacher is a different one, many years later, when both opponents were in Formula 1: "In Abu Dhabi we exchanged helmets. That was a really big deal for me. That he takes a moment to swap helmets with me. This is the most valuable helmet I have! "

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A story that made his eyes light up briefly. But Hamilton is pretty sober when he talks about Schumacher. He and his father Anthony, as you know, were never big Schumacher fans. And Hamilton says, "Other than that, I never had any in-depth conversation or anything with him." It was always just "pure admiration".

What the record of 91 wins would mean to him "I don't know," says Hamilton. "I honestly don't know what to say about that." However, he is relatively certain that it will come to that at some point: "Sooner or later it will happen. I don't intend to stop too soon."

critics rate the record if it should break it, albeit with skepticism. Hamilton has been in the best Formula 1 car since 2014, and unlike Schumacher, he didn't always have his teammates under control. Just think of Jenson Button at McLaren or Nico Rosberg in 2016 at Mercedes. Our Marc Surer also recently hit this notch in a YouTube video on the Motorsport-Total.com and Formel1.de channels.

Hamilton fans argue against the fact that Schumacher also sat in the best Formula 1 car in the early 2000s. And for Hamilton himself, the comparisons are uncomfortable anyway. When people talk about the glamorous Mercedes years, he doesn't put himself in the foreground: "I'm just a small link in the chain and would never say that it's all up to me."

"So many people work so hard together all the time, and I'm immensely grateful for that. It's a great privilege - and the best part of this job. Besides being able to drive this rocket!" Hamilton also mentions that he was fully involved in certain things from day one: "I was able to help the team there."

"Valtteri and I are helping to steer this powerful group of innovators in the direction that works best for us," he says - and adds: "There have been many races in which we have been behind the Red Bulls or Ferraris We won anyway. Thanks to great communication. And the restless pursuit of perfection that Toto always talks about. "

Ecclestone: Schumacher had a harder time than Hamilton .
London (SID) - With a victory at the Grand Prix of the Eifel at the Nürburgring next weekend, series world champion Lewis Hamilton (Great Britain) would set another record for record world champion Michael Schumacher - for the Long-time Formula 1 patron Bernie Ecclestone, the performance of the Mercedes driver is not necessarily on the same level as Schumacher's successes.

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